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Your ancestors’ polygamy is only an issue if you’re a Republican

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:57 pm - April 24, 2012.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election,Media Bias

Until the rise of Sarah Palin, the legacy media largely respected an unwritten rule of respect for prominent politicians:  their children were off limits.   Yeah,  they’d been whittling away at that standard for years, particularly with the progeny of particular Republicans.

Well, now since they’ve decided that a Republican’s progeny are fair game, why not his ancestors?

CNN, reports the Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering dispatched correspondent Gary Tuchman to Mexico to report on a “polygamy haven” frequented by Mitt Romney’s grandfather.  Also on that network, a former drinking buddy of mine weighed in on the matter:

I think that it ought to be off limits,” Ralph Reed of the Christian Coalition noted last night to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, reminding Cooper of the history of polygamy in President Obama’s family as well.

“If polygamy is important to CNN,” muses Spiering, “why haven’t they sent correspondents to Indonesia to talk with Obama’s second-cousins about the history of polygamy in their family?”

Kudos to one CNN anchor who dared challenge a Democrat who brought up the issue of Romney’s progenitor’s polygamy.



  1. Wait, wait.. the household of the day for the gay left is the triad. Triad members are looking to have their households recognized by the federal government. Wouldn’t that be polygamy? (See the book “Gay in America”)

    Liberal Polygamy = good
    Conservative Polygamy = bad

    Where have we heard that before?

    Comment by TnnsNE1 — April 24, 2012 @ 1:11 pm - April 24, 2012

  2. And folk wonder why there aren’t folk stepping up to run for elected office.

    Tis gonna be a long 6 months.


    Comment by rusty — April 24, 2012 @ 1:11 pm - April 24, 2012

  3. Cooper will do that every once in a while. I wonder if Sullivan will write about it?

    Comment by sonicfrog — April 24, 2012 @ 2:04 pm - April 24, 2012

  4. I can still see the MSM’s overplaying the Mormon thing & boomerang of Senate majority leader, Harry Reid.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — April 24, 2012 @ 7:26 pm - April 24, 2012

  5. It will certainly boomerang back on Obama since his father had multiple wives.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — April 24, 2012 @ 7:26 pm - April 24, 2012

  6. Lol, if they want to talk polygamy, they only have to look back to Obama’s father. He was married to a woman in Kenya, the same time he married Obama’s mother.

    Comment by Name — April 26, 2012 @ 6:16 am - April 26, 2012

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