Martin Bashir to Romney: The Book of Mormon forbids lying, you know

I’m … pretty sure the Bible does too, yet rarely do you see chapter and verse cited on cable news when a Democrat or Republican lies. Go figure. But then, I guess we’ve reached this point in the campaign against Romney now.

Meanwhile, at the Daily Beast, here’s what Montana’s Democratic governor, Brian Schweitzer, is thinking about today:

While discussing swing states, Schweitzer said Romney would have a “tall order to position Hispanics to vote for him,” and I replied that was mildly ironic since Mitt’s father was born in Mexico, giving the clan a nominal claim to being Hispanic. Schweitzer replied that it is “kinda ironic given that his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico, but then he’d have to talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico, given the gender discrepancy.” Women, he said, are “not great fans of polygamy, 86 percent were not great fans of polygamy. I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico.”

Read Noah Rothman’s post at Mediaite fact-checking Bashir on his shpiel. If you’d never seen the now-famous graph cooked up by Obama’s team before the stimulus passed projecting how much unemployment would drop after it did, you’d never know that the two unnamed “analysts” with “limited access to data” whom Bashir mentions were Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein, core members of Obama’s economic brain trust. But see, it’s Romney who’s the liar. Exit question: Second look at the relative subtlety and understated good taste of Keith Olbermann?

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