Monday, July 09, 2007

Your regular Yosemite Mitt update

First, he angered animal lovers. Now conservatives are mad at him.

Hey, waitaminnit. Doesn't the conservative base just luuuuuuuhv Mitt now that he's abruptly decided abortion and stem cell research are bad?

Uh, no.

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, who rails against the "cesspool" of pornography, is being criticized by social conservatives who argue that he should have tried to halt hardcore hotel movie offerings during his near-decade on the Marriott board.

Two anti-pornography crusaders, as well as two conservative activists of the type Romney is courting, say the distribution of such graphic adult movies runs counter to the family image cultivated by Romney, the Marriotts and their shared Mormon faith.

"Marriott is a major pornographer. And even though he may have fought it, everyone on that board is a hypocrite for presenting themselves as family values when their hotels offer 70 different types of hardcore pornography," said Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values, an anti-pornography group based in Ohio.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a leading conservative group in Washington, said: "They have to assume some responsibility. It’s their hotels, it’s their television sets."

Insert appropriate Mark Foley joke here.

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