Mitt Romney

has resigned from the board of Marriott. His spokesman explained: “He felt he no longer has the time to devote to the position.”  

J. Willard Marriott was a friend of George Romney (and the younger Romney’s first name, Willard, was given to him in Marriott’s honor).

Mitt Romney’s position on the board did become a little bit of an issue in some circles during the Republican primaries, because Marriott hotels are among those that offer pornography in their rooms. 

Kathryn Jean Lopez — Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and an editor-at-large of National Review. Sign up for her weekly NRI newsletter here. This column is based on one available through Andrews McMeel Universal’s Newspaper Enterprise Association.

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