Gee willakers, it seems like my part-time pro-Rudy blogging avocation trends frequently towards Mitt-bashing. I really wish it didn’t work out that way. I would love to snark more about McCain, Fred, and the Huckster.
Thing is, Romney makes it so gosh-darned easy. He won’t give a guy a break.
His campaign recently took time off from suggesting he call Obama “Osama”, and supportingscurrilous anti-Fred Thompson websites to complain to a humble– if establishmentarian– PA blogger about a polygamy joke.
Our friends at Pennsyltucky Politics– that’s the royal “we”, mind you– made a somewhat unoriginal joke at the expense of Romney’s Mormonosity by commenting he and his “17 wives” would be swinging through Philadelphia to scrounge up some donated cash to help offset the mammoth loans he’s giving his own campaign out of his pocket.
Please note that while the joke may be unoriginal, Pennsyltucky Politics is at a disadvantage because we are nowhere near the point where jokes about multiple wives have actually stopped being funny.
Well, Mitt’s communications people have sent Pennstyltucky Politics a mildly scolding note which has apparently inspired a collegial apology. Take it for what you will.
I take it thusly: If Mormons are so mainstream, and just like everyone else, why skin so thin that they go out of their way to scold a regional blogger? You think Giuliani gets cranky at Italian jokes? Do you think he takes criticisms of the Spanish Inquisition personally?
Here, I’ll take a test flight and see if I get a call from Team Rudy: Giuliani is Torquemada to petty drug dealers and transvestite hookers that used to do brisk trade in Times Square. Disappointed NYT reporters lament this Mayoral mafioso’s ascent.
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