Seeing the true Willard

Got a note from eBay the other day, ostensibly to commemorate my 13 years as a buyer — never sold squat — but more likely to shame me into buying more stuff, that being their raison d’être after all.

And while they had links to several items, they didn’t mention this Dan Lacey painting of Mitt Romney in apparent self-pantsing mode, for which I suppose I should be grateful.

Asked for an explanation, Lacey said:

[T]he Romney is basically a self-portrait. I’m nearly an ex-Christian but have some personal faith remaining but expect nothing — Mitt is certainly coming from a unique place on that issue as well. From a purely self-promotional standpoint he needs to reveal himself to become more likeable, but how does he do that without offending? He’s been blessed by God but others cannot be unless they accept.

Um, okay, if you say so. You might want to avoid those links if you’re at the office.


  1. McGehee »

    25 April 2012 · 4:34 pm

    Heck, I’d wish I’d avoided the one link at home, if I’d clicked it at home. My mother-in-law’s house, even worse.

  2. Tatyana »

    25 April 2012 · 7:49 pm


    Chaz, how on earth you ended up there?

  3. CGHill »

    25 April 2012 · 8:15 pm

    A link thereto appeared in my tweetstream, and for some reason I actually clicked on it. It’s not like they didn’t warn me.

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