The Dems’ polygamy memory hole
First Ann Romney’s work experience, then the dogs, now the polygamist ancestors: It’s like throwing spaghetti against a wall and seeing what sticks,
he Daily Beast contacted the office of Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer today to talk about whether his state would be in play in the 2012 presidential election. About a half hour later, the governor called back, and he had a lot to say. He didn’t think that Montana would be a swing state, but the Democrat did say that Mitt Romney could have issues nationally because his father was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico.”
That’s only important to Schweitzer because Mitt’s a Republican; otherwise Schweitzer would have spoken up against Obama, Tom Udall and Mark Udall.
Gateway Pundithas the details:
The Washington Post reported:
“The line of polygamists in Obama’s family can be traced back generations in western Kenya, where it was an accepted practice within the Luo (pronounced LOO-oh) tribe.” His great-grandfather, Obama Opiyo, had five wives, including two who were sisters. His grandfather, Hussein Onyango, had at least four wives, one of whom, Akumu, gave birth to the president’s father, Barack Obama” before fleeing her abusive husband. Obama Sr. was already married when he left Kenya to study at the University of Hawaii, where he married again. His American wife-to-be, Stanley Ann Dunham, was not yet 18 and unaware of his marital situation when she became pregnant with his namesake son in 1961.
Go to Gateway Pundit’s blog for the details on both Udalls.
In case you wonder about Harry Reid’s ancestors, since he is also a Mormon, according to Wikipedia (for all that’s worth), Reid converted to Mormonism while he was a college student, and believes that,
Democratic values mirror Mormon values
Perhaps the Dems ought to think before they throw some more spaghetti against the wall.
exactly why does Governor Schweitzer think that is this going to be a problem for Mitt Romney, and not for Barack Obama? Is there some other factor in play here that he doesn’t want to have to have to say out loud – and thus have the statement be on the governor’s public record? Well, I think that if there is one that Schweitzer’s seeing but not saying, then he needs to spell it out. Explicitly.
That is: if he has the guts, of course.