It is a safe estimate to say that Bill Maher is not a huge fan of Mitt Romney. I do not think me saying that is going to draw many objections. With Romney's debate performance this week and his binders full of women comment, it seemed only natural to assume that Maher was going to have something to say about it during his HBO series, Real Time with Bill Maher, this week.
And Maher did not disappoint.
Maher's panel did not talk in great detail about it, as the host instead showed a video from a long-time ago.
"We got hold of another tape of Mitt Romney talking behind closed doors," said Maher. "It's from 25 years ago, so he looks a little different."
The video was not of Romney - it was a clip from Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 thriller Shadow of a Doubt. Maher showed one of the most famous scenes in that movie, as Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) goes on a tear about women. Many film experts considered Hitchcock to be a misogynist and that film was a clear example they used when making that case.
"The cities are full of women," says Uncle Charlie. "You see them in the hotels, the best hotels, every day by the thousands, drinking the money, eating the money, losing the money at bridge, playing all day and all night, smelling of money, proud of their jewelry but of nothing else... horrible, faded, fat, greedy women."
Then Maher showed the Romney/Ryan logo next to Cotten's face, drawing laughs from his audience.