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.