‘Mad Men’ teases Mitt’s dad, George Romney [VIDEO]

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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Even the creators of “Mad Men” couldn’t resist taking teasing the Romney family.

During the April 1 episode, which takes place in 1966, the character Henry Francis takes a jab at presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s father, former Michigan Gov. George Romney.

Francis worked as director of public relations for then New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, but the latest episode implied that he now works for New York City Mayor John Lindsay. In the scene, he is sitting on his couch with his wife, Betty, when the phone rings.

Francis picks up and tells the person on the other line that he doesn’t want Lindsay going to Michigan “because Romney is a clown and I don’t want him standing next to him.”

The jab was a minor part of the episode, but made a clear parallel between the late sixties and how some view the current presidential race.

George Romney was Michigan’s governor from 1963 to 1969.  He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 1968, before serving as secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Nixon administration.

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