“In case I hadn’t made it clear, he’s also a huge asshole.”
via Flickr user (cc) Gage Skidmore and YouTube
Arch-conservative GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is known to be a rather detestable character, even for a politician. His reputation for being arrogant, creepy, and self-serving is well-known in Washington, D.C. Even fellow GOP Senator Lindsey Graham once said on The Daily Show, “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.” Outside the Beltway, he’s also made a lifelong enemy with his former college roommate from Princeton, screenwriter Craig Mazin.
Mazin’s credits include: RocketMan, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, and Identity Thief and he’s been unequivocal when describing his distaste for Cruz. “I want to be clear, because Ted Cruz is a nightmare of a human being,” he told the Scriptnotes Podcast in 2013. “I have plenty of problems with his politics, but truthfully his personality is so awful that 99 percent of why I hate him is just his personality. If he agreed with me on every issue, I would hate him only one percent less.”
Today, the Internet ran with a story about Cruz’s attempts to ban the use of sex toys when he was Texas Solicitor General in 2004. So a Twitter user with the handle SaltedJosh asked Mazin for his reponse: “Apparently your roommate wants govt. to ban sex toys. Please tell us he had a dildo stahsed under his pillow.” And Mazin’s response was priceless:
Then he gave the world a mental image they will never forget.
Here are some more of Mazin’s hilarious tweets about his former roomie.