Presenting the latest installment of crazy, this time from Mitt Romney ally and former Mississippi Gov Haley Barbour, who claims that Democrats are running a bigoted campaign against Mitt Romney's Mormon faith by using Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel to attack "some of their practices":
HALEY BARBOUR: The Obama campaign will not be about policy.
ANDREA MITCHELL: The Obama campaign will be about policy when it tries to challenge Mitt Romney's policies. You know that they're going to try to do that. They're going to portray him as the Etch-A-Sketch candidate.
BARBOUR: That's not about policy. That is saying, well, he's a flip-flopper, you can't trust him, his character is bad, he's mean to his dog, he's a Mormon and you know they're crazy.
MITCHELL: Well they have not gone after him for being a Mormon.
BARBOUR: They have not, but certainly other people have. Elie Wiesel, who is a big Democrat, made the point that Mormons shouldn't be carrying on some of their practices.
The practice to which Wiesel was referring was the practice of posthumously baptizing Jewish Holocaust survivors to the Mormon faith—including changing genealogical records to reflect their posthumous conversion, in the process erasing evidence of the magnitude of Nazi Germany's genocidal campaign.
Here's what he said:
I think it’s scandalous. Not only objectionable, it’s scandalous. . . I wonder if as a candidate for the presidency Mitt Romney is aware of what his church is doing. I hope that if he hears about this that he will speak up.
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