"Bernie" actor channels Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney while shilling his latest DVD
Mitt Romney finally broke down and appeared on "Late Show With David Letterman" on Tuesday night. Kinda. Sorta. Maybe if you squint really hard.
As dedicated followers of one-sided political-media feuds will recall, Republican presidential candidate Romney rebuffed David Letterman's requests to come back on his late-night show, claiming that Letterman "hates" me. (Letterman has steadfastly denied harboring any ill feelings toward Romney.)
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So Letterman gave his audience an idea of what a Romney interview might be like on Tuesday night, with the help of "School of Rock" star Jack Black.
Sporting a button-down shirt, mom jeans and a semi-robotic vocal cadence, Black channeled Romney to make peace with Letterman — and to offer his thoughts on how to turn America around.
"Cut taxes, reduce burdensome regulation and buy 'Bernie,' the unforgettable movie about a murder in a small Texas town now on DVD, starring Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey and national treasure Jack Black," Black intoned, while holding up a DVD of "Bernie."
Watch Black-as-Romney make his case for a better country and personal enrichment in the video.