Polygamy was officially banned by the Mormon Church in 1890. Mitt Romney has been married to only one woman for 43 years.
But that didn’t stop perilously liberal comedienne Wanda Sykes from taking a polygamist swipe at Romney on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Sykes and her host were talking about elements of her lesbian marriage. She mentioned that because they both work, it’s hard to manage the kids.
“Right now, I’m really trying to talk her into getting another wife,” Sykes joked. “We have a great nanny, but we need another wife. Nannies, they want days off, you know, they work certain hours. Wives, nobody cares. They just work.”
“You just say ‘thank you,’” Sykes continued, “send them some flowers, take them to dinner every now and then. You know, I told my wife you don’t have to worry about it because, you know, we’ll be married so you know there’s no sex involved.”
“That’s why I’m kind of leaning towards Romney right now,” added Sykes.
[Add rimshot here.]
Not surprisingly, Kimmel and his audience thought this was hysterical.
You see, irrespective of the facts about Mormonism and Romney’s marriage, cheap shots at his religion and polygamy are held in great esteem by liberal media members much like penis and flatulence jokes on the playground.
— Noel Sheppard (@NoelSheppard) June 9, 2012