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  • The Daily Show on the Mormon-ness of Mitt Romney's Religion

    I'd have to say that my biggest concern about Mitt Romney's religion is that I don't want a Commander-in-Chief who breaks into songs every time he has something important to say. However, I should note that everything I know about the Book of Mormon comes from the Broadway musical. (Also, I've heard him sing.)

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    Coverage continues with discussion of Romney's still-gay, now-former foreign policy advisor after the jump.

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  • Romney Staffer Loves Making Fun of People on Twitter

    As Mitt Romney gears up for the general election, he's bulking up his staff. One of his new hires is Richard Grenell, the Bush administration's spokesperson at the UN. While his new position is, ostensibly, "foreign affairs spokesperson," his Twitter feed tells a different story.

    Grenell's main area expertise appears not to be international relations, but good ol' fashioned insult comedy

    Since the start of the year, Grenell has mocked the Gingriches over Newt's extramarital affairs, Callista's appearance and her demeanor on the campaign trail. Most recently, he cracked on March 13: "do you think callista's hair snaps on?"

    His tweets on the Gingrich marriage(s) go back at least to January, when he tweeted during a Jan. 26 debate: "let’s have Newt rate all his wives…." And later in the same debate: "Newt: My 1st Lady knows what it's like to be 2nd and 3rd…." And then later: "Newt compliments all the wives proving he can’t pick just one 1st lady."

    And his attacks weren't just limited to the Gingriches. Here are a few more (sexist) gems

    Forced to watch #msnbc on gym tv. The Rachel Maddow commercials can't possibly attract any viewers, aside from Bieber fans #DeadRinger

    Hillary is starting to look liek Madeline Albright

    if only air-brushing was permanent @viewofadam MT Jessica Simpson naked & pregnant requires too many words to write:

    Republican PR guys — they're just like us! They insult Callista's hair! They call Jessica Simpson fat! They think Justin Bieber looks like a lesbian!

    And, to be fair, making fun of the Gingriches is pretty much a national pastime at this point. With Grenell on staff, Mitt Romney won't have to wait for the White House Correspondents Dinner to get roasted. A lot of his tweets are actually pretty funny. Almost as funny as Newt Gingrich thinking he can still be president.

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    Tags: Callista Gingrich, Comedians, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans, Richard Grenell, Science & Technology, Twitter