Political moms

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on November 12, 2007

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?


Transcript of the Hulu 1619 Project segment on Dunmore's Proclamation.

Again, none of this is true. Dunmore issued his order from exile on a ship off of Norfolk. He fled Williamsburg 5 months earlier (with his own slaves in tow) because the revolution was already underway.

I had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in the state of Tennessee one month ago. At no time was I refused care and at no time was anyone restricted from saving my life, even though my baby did die. This is misinformation that could prevent women from seeking help. https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/1617254668488278017

The White House @WhiteHouse

In states where abortion is restricted, doctors live in fear of being thrown in jail for simply doing their job.

Dr. Zahedi-Spung shares her story as we call on Congress to protect reproductive freedom for the people of America.

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