Romney Goes Through With Campaign Against France (Using 2003 Comedy as Evidence)


In February the Boston Globe reported on Mitt Romney’s plans to use France-bashing as part of his campaign, including using “First, Not France” as a slogan. At least sometimes Romney is consistent, as he tried some France-bashing in an appeal to the religious right:

In France, for instance, I’m told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past.

It looks like Mitt Romney is basing his view of France on a 2003 comedy, but his conservative supporters will probably believe it. Maybe if we sent him the complete DVD set of The West Wing we can change his view of the United States. But what if he watches Weeds instead and tries to escalate the drug war?

Update: Ana Marie Cox believes Romney got this idea from a science fiction story by fellow Mormon Orson Scott Card. The book, The Memory of Earth, is a fictionalization of the Book of Mormon set in outer space.

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