Gov. Romney got some flak for joking that his five sons, while not serving in uniform, were helping their country by trying to get him elected. He has said it was a slip. If so, it wasn’t the first one.
In June, CNN’s John Roberts asked him about their not having joined the military, and Gov. Romney responded: “Each of my five sons gave two years of their life to the service of their church and I consider that service to be laudable. But I very highly value those who serve in the military. But it is a volunteer military. And I hope we keep it that way.” Talk about confusing church and state!