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Don't shoot the messenger. According to UPI, at a political breakfast, joking why his Mormon faith compelled his opposition to same-sex marriage, he actually said this.

Romney also explained he was against same-sex marriage because as a Mormon, he believed ''marriage should be between a man and a woman -- and a woman -- and a woman."
OK--just a joke, right? Just a little rib-tickler from Mittens in a jovial mood, right?

Good times.

Here's what else he said at that same political breakfast:

"When I was a boy, I used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy," he told a St. Patrick's Day political breakfast in south Boston on March 20, 2005.

"Boy, was I right!" he laughed.

The video contains only the latter quote, unfortunately.

But Massachusetts State House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, quoted by the Boston Globe, may have had the best line:

DiMasi, a Democrat, shot back: ''You being president of the United States. That's a joke," the Globe said.
Far be it for me to discourage the making of off-color jokes. But then again, I already know who I'm voting for. I suspect there may be a few undecideds out there who may not be as quite as sanguine about Mr. Romney's freewheelin' sense of humor.

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