Not long before Mitt Romney accepted the Republican party presidential nomination, he received one more endorsement in New York – from his old “partner in crime.”
A 13-foot liquid latex puppet calling itself “Bain Capital,” after Romney’s former company, but modeled on the DC Comics supervillain Bane, spoke up on behalf of Romney in front of Bain’s New York offices on Madison Avenue.
“On behalf of supervillains everywhere, I am thrilled to endorse my old friend and partner in crime, the Romney for president,” “Bain” said. “I say with humility that it is in fact Romney who deserves the name Bane, for it is he, not I, who will be the bane of your existence.”
According to The Huffington Post, the protest was organized by the Occupy Wall Street Puppet Guild and United New York, a workers rights group. Puppeteer Conor Landenberger steered “Bain” through the street, flanked by faux security guards, drawing a group of onlookers to join the 30 or so protesters who took part in the demonstration.
“I stand before you as proof that corporations are people, just like the Romney has said,” he told the crowd. “Okay, okay, maybe we’re monstrous, cruel and sociopathic people, but still, you know, people nontheless.”
Video of “Bain’s” appearance, posted on Vimeo by Animal New York Aug. 30, can be seen below.