I feel a combination of sorrow and joy. Isn’t this so often the way? Super Romney supporter Mr. Jim Wilson, whose white Romney truck was emblematic of the whiteness of the Romney campaign, was hit by catastrophe today. It happened like a bolt from the blue as he was driving along the Pennsylvania Turnpike late this afternoon. Fire. Burnt the Romney truck right down to the pavement. Through the pavement, truth be told, but not too deep. Troopers closed the Turnpike for a time. Mr. Wilson, en route to a friend’s funeral, is OK. What a relief.
He needs a new white truck though. Pure white. Nothing tan. Or coffee colored. Or red. Or green. Or, needless to say, black. He doesn’t like political connotations vis-a-vis his vehicles and I salute him for that. Go Mr. Wilson! Get Ann Romney to buy you a new truck! She’s a real nice lady and I know she will.
Campaign officials said they spoke briefly with Mr. Wilson before his cellphone died. Ryan Williams, a spokesman for Mr. Romney, said that Mr. Wilson “let us know he made it out of the truck safely and was able to rescue the American flags from the fire.”
“He said only one was slightly singed.”