07 January 2008
Unlikely comparison of the week
'It is easy to see why Romney would see some aspects of his Mormon identity as an asset. In the elite East Coast worlds where Romney has made his career, Mormonism signifies personal rectitude, professional competence and an idiosyncratic-but-impressive rejection of alcohol and caffeine. If anything, the systematic overrepresentation of Mormons among top businesspeople and lawyers affords LDS affiliation a certain cachet — rather like being Jewish, but taller'
- New York Times, 6 January 2007, on Republican US presidential nominee candidate Mitt Romney's Mormonism
Posted by Ethan Tucker