Political moms

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Sen. John McCain’s mom caused a minor brouhaha on the campaign trail with this little observation.

When asked about former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s experience by Hardball host Chris Matthews, Roberta McCain, who’s campaigning in New Hampshire with her son at the age of 95, said “as far as the Salt Lake City thing, he’s a Mormon and the Mormons of Salt Lake City had caused that scandal. And to clean that up, it’s not a subject.”

I guess Romney should count himself lucky that he’s not a Catholic.

On a somewhat related note, when CNN did a piece on this story they covered some other politically interesting statements made by the mothers of politicians and one of them definitely piqued my interest. It seems that during the Iranian hostage crisis, President Jimmy Carter’s mother caused a ruckus when she suggested that the U.S. assassinate the Ayatollah Khomenei.

I like Jimmy Carter’s mom, God rest her soul.

How could she go so wrong with that son of hers?

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