Usually assailants of prominent politicians, if they do not achieve Lee Harvey Oswald lethal status, disappear into obscurity and/or the criminal justice system and are not again heard from. But the man accused of taking a swing at former Massachusetts Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney this week turns out already to have some small claim to fame: He is Sky Blu of the Grammy-nominated dance music combo LMFAO, now touring with the Black Eyed Peas.
Sky Blu tells TMZ that Romney started the quasi-altercation.
In a video accompanying the item, Blu says he was “laid back” in his seat when “I heard this guy, ‘Sir! Sir! Put your seat up!’ ” Displeased that he was so rudely addressed, Blu says he looked back, “I see him reach over and he grabs my shoulders, ‘Sir, put your seat up!’ and I just react BOOM!” and demonstrates a reactive swing-back of his own arm. “I didn’t take it any further than that,” he continues, “I just wanted the man not to touch me.”
He describes Romney’s physical approach as a “condor grip.” He also claims he loudly made the case to the air marshals that Romney “assaulted” him, and though he was led away, he was released and went onto another flight. Blu says there’s no hard feelings, but would not, as a Democrat, vote for Romney.
“The irony in all this,” says Best Week Ever, “is that LMFAO’s hit ‘Shots’ is the campaign theme for Romney’s 2016 White House run. Boy is his face going to be freakishly tan when he learns this.”
Romney was yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in D.C., attacking Democrats.