One of the things that I had forgotten, speaking for myself, during John Fetterman’s battle with acute depression, is just how ffffing funny the guy can be.
Republicans always talk about wanting “real people” in office. They have, over the last eight years, celebrated ignorance as a virtue. It makes one “real.” No, ignorance doesn’t make one real, it makes one really ignorant. The way to come across as “real” is to be serious about one’s job and relationships, but not to take oneself so seriously as to be unrecognizable to the average person.
And John Fetterman is real, in part because he doesn’t take himself too seriously.
While in the hospital, the GQP insisted that Fetterman was in a coma, demanded that he be shown on video answering questions, and… that he had a body double. So what’s Fetterman’s answer to the conspiracy theorists?
From the Insider: Describing and quoting the video below:
“You know, during my time, during the hospital, the fringy fringies really came up with a conspiracy theory that I have a body double. And I just want you to know that’s just crazy. That’s not true,” Fetterman say in the video.
A split-second later, the body double John Fetterman — who is actually just Fetterman, for those fooled by the camera work — walks into the room from a side door and asks the “real” Fetterman what event he was supposed to be covering for.
“Dude. Really?” the real Fetterman responds and shrugs, while “Just the Two of Us” by Bill Withers and Grover Washington, Jr. plays in the background.
Thought it was time to address the rumor: I do not have a body double. pic.twitter.com/dndGUt9OK7
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) April 18, 2023
And here comes Q-anon!
Yea fringe people who look at two side by side photos and can clearly tell it’s a different person. Clearly reading off of a teleprompter under duress.
— Jason Roberge (@JasonRobergeVA) April 18, 2023
You would think that the above is snark. No, it’s not. You can look at the @JasonRobergerVA personal profile. It ain’t snark. He believes it’s a body double.
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