Election 2008 is looking to be quite entertaining with Republican voters in South Carolina receiving a bogus Christmas card from a yet unknown group of people. Alleging to be from Mitt Romney and paid for by the Mormon temple in Boston, Massachusetts, the card quotes from the Book of Mormon.
One such passage is the one dealing with Mary’s alleged impregnation with Jesus which states:
“And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city of Jerusalem, and also other cities. And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white.”
On the card it is depicted as:
And there we have it. The first official shot across the bow of Election 2008.
Republican officials are threatening hellfire and damnation for it, but this is par for the course in South Carolina politics which can be referred to as “Ground Zero” for GOP sponsored Attack Politics. (see King George’s 2000 campaign for reference).