Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, will never grace the cover of Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ), Men’s Health Magazine, or People. Mitch was also never a contender to play Christian Grey or Superman. Though the rumor mills were spinning regards who to cast as the latest Bond villain. We can’t all be beauties.
Rather than running from his countenance, Mitch’s dutiful campaign has apparently embraced his vestige, tweeting this:
— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) January 3, 2018
A gif of Mitch himself, looking “CreepyAF” as the Millennials would say. Being a Millennial myself, I agree. Creepy. As the camera zooms in, Mitch’s face breaks into what the Nature Channel might refer to as a “smile.” Better described as a “leer.”
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 3, 2018
Yeah, that too.
I understand new media demands pithy responses, speaking in soundbites, and the perpetual creation of “reaction gifs.” I’ll archive this one for future use when describing someone guilty getting caught in the act. What I don’t understand is how did “Let’s make a creepy gif of Mitch McConnell and spread it like AIDS” get passed seven layers of committee meetings, flowcharts, and focus groups?
This poor decision process doesn’t boost my confidence in McConnell’s judgment, nor in the judgment of his staff. If McConnell thinks an animated gif of his CreepyAF (yes, capitalized) smile was a swell idea, how can we trust his decisions on immigration? Continuing Resolutions? Christmas card fonts?
Speaking of weird: