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Monday, May 07, 2007

Romney in outer space

Anna Marie "Wonkette" Cox excerpts a Washington Post article where Mitt Romney makes this rather startling claim:
"It seems that Europe leads Americans in this way of thinking," Romney told the crowd of more than 5,000. "In France, for instance, I'm told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past."
Cox writes she talked to an actual French person, who is mystified. Cox seems mystified how it got into The Washington Post in the first place.

Then Cox gives the hilarious update:
*UPDATE: (Orson Scott) Card's book with the seven-year marriage contracts? It's called "The Memory of Earth," and it is a fictionalization of the Book of Mormon set in outer space. Of course, Romney could believe the French are aliens. And, yes, Romney laid down this thunderous helping of nuttitude at Regent's University, Monica Goodling's alma mater.
Oh my. You don't suppose all those Romney donors in Clark County will hear about this, do you? It would be a shame if all that money turned out to be wasted on someone who is, well, not going very far. (And yes, Romney is a Mormon, and no, that's not why we would oppose him. We would oppose him because he may be slightly crazy and he's definitely a Republican. So hard to tell any more which is which.)

In related French news, we will no longer refer to deep fried sliced potatoes on this blog, due to the election of Nicolas Sarkozy. They will instead be called Brussels sprouts, unless Belgium does something that makes us mad.

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