Mitt Romney is developing a real gaffe problem when it comes to science fiction. I have decided to call these his "silver space boot" (in mouth) problem. I will, perhaps, get in trouble for referencing Ann Richard’s "born with a silver foot in his mouth" line.

This time, he confuses French marriage law with something he read in a science fiction book based on the Book of Mormon! What? I mean, I have read a lot of science fiction, including a lot of Orson Scott Card. But I would never, never confuse that with French marriage law. (H/T Wonkette)

I thought this was the guy who "gather[ed] data", not the guy who makes it up as he goes along.


neil · May 8, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Romney did his mission in France, in fact, so it really seems he should know better. Not that this is the first time he’s said something totally bizarre about France.

Mad Jayhawk · November 22, 2007 at 1:59 AM

French marriage law is something Romney should know about in detail? The other candidates probably do not even know if French have marriage laws. I don’t know either and frankly don’t care. » Romney calls press unfair; Tries to emulate father · May 8, 2007 at 11:13 AM

[…] Mitt Romney is doing himself no favors these days. Whether it is his lifetime hunter gaffe, his confusing French marriage law for fictionalizations of the Book of Mormon, or calling a ridiculous sci-fi book his favorite novel, he can’t keep his foot — in a silver space boot? — out of his mouth. […] » Is everything in Romney-land make-believe? · June 22, 2007 at 10:52 AM

[…] So his staff refers to him as 70 and impersonates cops. He wants his grandkids to call him by the name of a former President. (do they play dress up?) His favorite book is Battlefield Earth. He fabricates French marriage law. […]

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