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TV Show 'Mad Men' Slams Romney's Dad

Sunday, 01 Apr 2012 11:20 AM

 

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Mitt Romney has racked up some high profile endorsements in the last week, but his dad didn't get one from "Mad Men" character Henry Francis.

On Sunday's episode, Betty's new husband received a work call while the couple waited for test results to see if she had cancer. Whoever was calling wanted Henry's boss, New York Mayor John Lindsay, to appear with Michigan Gov. George Romney. (This season, remember, is set in 1966.)

Henry gave his caller the brush off: "Well, tell Jim his honor's not going to Michigan. Because Romney's a clown and I don't want him standing next to him.

Maybe it was just the stress of waiting for Betty's test results. It couldn't possibly be the "Mad Men" writers taking a swipe at George Romney's son, the modern-day Republican frontrunner.

George Romney wasn't the only real person to be prominently mentioned in Sunday's episode, which also found Don Draper and Harry Crane trying unsuccessfully to meet the Rolling Stones.

While they waited, Crane offered a curious bit of gossip about Charlton Heston, who was known in the 1960s as a Democrat and supporter of the Civil Rights Movement and went on to become the conservative president of the National Rifle Association.

Heston, according to Crane, had great marijuana, and once greeted Crane and other guests naked -- perhaps because he didn't know they were coming.

Heston, who died in 2008, and George Romney, who died in 1995, were unavailable for comment. AMC and the NRA did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (Editing By Andrea Burzynski)

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