Mitt has appointed former Utah governor and fellow Mormon Mike Leavitt to head his transition. There is also talk that if Mitt wins, Leavitt will become either White House Chief of Staff or Mitt’s version of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.
I’m troubled by the fact that when he was governor in 1998, Leavitt told a press conference that polygamy may be protected under the First Amendment (um, the Supreme Court disagrees) and that the people who engage in it are “good people.” This was 1998, people, not 1898.
This is a hideous, and to me totally unacceptable, view of women as chattel, who belong in a harem, who exist to please men and bear children.
And these are the creepy people who try to portray Obama as The Other. Give me a break, and give him a second term.