OK, that’s not quite what he said, but still…the former Massachusetts Governor (and current Iowa and New Hampshire GOP frontrunner) made an odd joke, it seemed to me, while campaigning in New Hampshire today, reports ABC News’ ace cub reporter Matt Stuart (LINK).
At one young couple’s house, Romney remarked at the large leaves on their tree, quipping, "Adam and Eve would not have looked as promiscuous if they had had leaves this big."
Adam and Eve looked promiscuous?
Adam and Eve were naked. (Before eating from the Tree of Knowledge, that is, after which they became ashamed of their nakedness.)
Does naked = promiscuous?
Asked what he meant, a Romney spokesman told Stuart he meant what he said.
Customarily awful "Dad humor"? Value voters humor? Is there something in the Book of Mormon that might explain this? (I ask that seriously and sincerely.)
I should point out that Romney was perhaps in a particularly jovial mood Saturday, as Stuart reported in a separate post, talking about the importance of family and referring to "my five sons and their five wives," then joking, "Wait a second. Let me clarify that. They each have one."