Very Serious Question

The Trees, and the Tales, Are Tall in Michigan

Mitt Romney loves tall trees, among other things. Apparently he also loves tall tales about his childhood that didn't actually happen.

DETROIT—When Mitt Romney regaled a Michigan audience this week with childhood memories of a landmark moment in Detroit history, it was a rare instance of emotional candour.

And, perhaps, an even rarer example of time travel.

Romney recalled he was “probably 4 or something like that” the day of the Golden Jubilee, when three-quarters of a million people gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American automobile. [...]

The Golden Jubilee described so vividly by Romney was indeed an epic moment in automotive lore. The parade included one of the last public appearances by an elderly Henry Ford.

And it took place June 1, 1946 — fully nine months before Romney was born.

Very serious question - can Mitt Romney publicly speak without lying? Is it even possible? From what I have witnessed, his speeches contain more lies than facts.

Perhaps the better question would be -- do his speeches contain any facts?

He lies about his taxes, his legislative record, his business record, the president's record, and apparently his personal experiences.