Monday, August 21, 2006

Seen At The Corner: Romney and Polygamy

The First Wives' Club [Kate O'Beirne]

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Governor Mitt Romney's great-grandfather had multiple wives and two great-great grandfathers had 10 wives each. The article allows that Romney "is a confirmed monogamist of nearly four decades and polygamy has been absent from his family going back two generations." While some might note the upside of generously sharing those handsome Romney genes in the past, current history is noteworthy. Should Mitt Romney join a 2008 race that included John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich and George Allen, the only guy in the GOP field with only one wife would be the Mormon.

Posted at 3:51 PM

Leave it to the Tribune to play up the pointless. (Let's see - anyone want to guess how many Utah Mormons have polygamists in the family tree? Actually, that would be an interesting statistic to have.)

However, the irony in Ms. O'Beirne's last sentence is rather interesting.

[Back to Romneywatch.]


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