Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mitt learns about France not from sex romps, but from Orson Scott Card

So, remember this statement from Mitt Romney (R-Massautahgan) about marriage practices in France that I duscussed on Monday:

“It seems that Europe leads Americans in this way of thinking,” Romney told the crowd of more than 5,000. “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.”

Well, it turns out that maybe he doesn't watch French sex romps. He just reads more crappy science fiction:

While this is not true in any way, seven-year marriage contracts are a humorous feature of neo-con sci-fi author Orson Scott Card’s book The Memory of Earth, which is itself a science-fictionalization of The Book of Mormon. (Wonkette)


JM Bell said...

Not unlike Hatch learning about global warming from Creighton.

Who knew that fiction writers were so wonderful sources for scholarly study.

What a f*****g joke.

Derek said...

Kind of amusing that Wonkette would describe Card as a "neo-con." Card may be a war-monger on the Middle-East, but when it comes to economic issues, he's virtually a socialist (which isn't a slur in my book).

Janus said...

and "Battlefield Earth" is his favorite book; at least he knows it's fiction... Oh! NO!