Just a Humble Coal Miner’s Granddaughter

At the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Ann Romney mentioned that she’s the granddaughter of Welsh coal miner David Davies, and the daughter of Edward Roderick Davies. Grandpa brought daddy to this country when the latter was fifteen and, somehow, daddy became an industrialist and mayor of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her grandfather was an avowed atheist and referred to religion as “hogwash” and “drudgery,” and there’s evidence to the effect that her father had no more use for religion than her grandfather did.

Just a Humble Coal Miner's Daughter.

We believe that Ms. Romney’s father, then, would have been horrified to learn that in under a year of his death in 1992, he was retroactively baptized as a Mormon by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a ceremony performed by Ann Romney and her husband, Willard. Ms. Romney herself converted to Mormonism in 1966 so that she’d be accepted by the Romney family — Willard’s father, George, being the governor of Michigan at the time.

As you might know, the LDS church has very strict dress codes and, according to Ms. Romney, she wears the special undergarment and such. What we with inquiring minds need to know, then, is if the LDS church frowns upon bare arms and exposed armpits are most definitely, um, treyf, why can we see not only her arms but her right armpit when she gave a campaign address in Greensboro, North Carolina this past July?

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Art-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary.