Pop Quiz – the headline of this post is a play on words from a song in a Broadway musical – Name the Musical and when a fabulous NO PRIZE.
The Mormon presidential candidate’s social vision is a far cry from the communitarian ethos of early Mormonism.
And so it goes, though this piece is not really meant to carry forth the Reid message so much as to ring the Mormon bell. And it having been rung, the hits continue to flow. Cartoonist Daryl Cagle actually decries his own “mistake” by not picturing Romney in his sacred garment:
I thought the classic phrase “the Emperor has no clothes” worked well visually for the point I was trying to convey, but it occurred to me afterwards that by drawing Romney naked, I omitted something important that is at the core of his beliefs – the religious “garments” he wears as underwear.
Good Lord. And would somebody please explain to me why Politico chose to run this story today:
On this day in 1890, leaders of the Mormon Church reluctantly ordered members to uphold the nation’s newly re-codified anti-polygamy laws.
Now, I follow this stuff pretty closely. I simply cannot remember another story about the anniversary of the issuance of the Manifesto – I just can’t, and if there are any they most certainly are not in an outlet that is supposed to be exclusively about politics.
As I said yesterday, “We are balanced on a fiscal cliff – our ambassadors are being murdered – Iran threatens the world with nuclear holocaust, and…” this is what the news outlets feel compelled to write and comment about?! It is a troubled time in our nation.