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Santorum challenges box of rocks for the imbecile vote

Timothy Kincaid

January 11th, 2012


Chafing at the Box of Rocks’ showing in New Hampshire, Rick Santorum was quick today to prove that he – not a box of rocks – is the truly stupid candidate this year. (WSJ)

In South Carolina, Mr. Santorum plans to hit Mr. Romney on issues like championing “Romneycare,” the health-care law he advocated and signed as governor of Massachusetts and “signing marriage licenses for homosexual couples,” said Mr. Gidley [Santorum’s national spokesman].

The Box of Rocks’ national spokesman marveled at that comment, noting that governors don’t sign marriage licenses.



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The ironic thing is that Romney defending himself with things like “But I dusted off an archaic law originally targeting interracial marriages that forbade out of state same-sex couples to marry in MA” won’t go over well in some circles. Neither would pointing out that he used to champion a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages.

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There are circumstances in which a governor would sign a marriage license.

In most states, the license must be signed by the two people getting married, the witnessses, and the person presiding at the wedding, such as a judge or a clergyperson.

A Governor would sign a license if he/she was one of the people getting married, a witness at a wedding, or the presider at the wedding. Many states do authorize elected officials to preside at weddings while they are in office. I doubt Romney signed any same-sex marriage licenses under any of these circumstances.

If state law required marriage licenses to bear the Governor’s signature, it would probably be pre-printed on the form, not individually signed. Maybe that’s the case in MA. It can be fact-checked.

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