Remember Mitt Romney's “religious speech”? In it, he claimed to have seen his father, George Romney, march with Martin Luther King. He repeated the assertion some more last Sunday on Press the Meat, while Tim Russert was waving a pair of flip-flops at him.
Now some intrepid reporters have done a bit of digging, and it looks like it never happened.
Was it all [I have] a dream?
A spokesperson for Mitt Romney now tells the Phoenix that George W. Romney and Martin Luther King Jr. marched together in June, 1963 — although possibly not on the same day or in the same city.Reminds me of the times I slept with Salma Hayek.
However, no problem, says Romney, “It's a figure of speech ... I saw my dad march with Martin Luther King. I did not see it with my own eyes, but I saw him in the sense of being aware of his participation in that great effort.”
And: "You know, I'm an English literature major as well. When we say, 'I saw the Patriots win the World Series,' it doesn't necessarily mean you were there — excuse me, the Super Bowl. I saw my dad become president of American Motors. Did that mean you were there for the ceremony? No, it's a figure of speech."
... but his hair was perfect.