• Mitt Romney Chokes On His Cake.

    "When the president's characterization of our economy was, 'It could be worse,' it reminded me of Marie Antoinette: 'Let them eat cake,'" said Romney.

    My dear Mittens, are you really trying to compare President Obama to Marie Antoinette? Given your general aloofness when it comes to interacting with the average American and your propensity for being out-of-touch at the wrong times, when it comes to people having their cake and eating it, you're the grand champion of keeping your mouth stuffed with all sorts of political pastries. Projection can be a hell of a thing, sometimes.

    By the way, it's not a good idea to pimp your kids on stage just to score cheap, outdated political points:

    At an event in New Hampshire today, Romney's adult son Matt Romney responded to a question regarding the potential release of his father's tax returns with a joke alluding to doubts about Mr. Obama's place of birth: "I heard someone suggest the other day that as soon as Obama releases his grades and birth certificate and sort of a long list of things, then maybe he'd do it," he said.

    Romney's other son, Tagg Romney, jumped in to say, "That was not my dad saying that."

    Matt Romney subsequently released his first-ever tweet in response to reports about his comments: "I repeated a dumb joke. My bad. RT @emilyrs Romney's son Matt made an Obama birth certificate joke on the trail in NH."

    Mitt, you should have told your sons that the whole Birther thing is old news. But at least you'd got a lovely little mug out of the deal.