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  • qcqaabs qcqaabs Feb 1, 2012 1:25 PM Flag

    Bishop Romney's 'Mormon Mask'

     

    I was chatting with a Mormon friend the other day and asking him what Mormons make of Mitt on this question of his fakey persona. The phrase he came up with is "the Mormon mask." It's the kind of public presentation that a Mormon with real church authority deploys when dealing with less elevated believers, talking to them, and advising them. The cheery aw-shucks fake niceness in person is a function in part, some believe, of the role he has long played in the church: always a leader.

    Think of a pastor who has a game face, or after-Mass cheeriness, because it's impossible for a human being truly to relate to so many different needs and individuals all the time without some kind of defense mechanism; some set of phrases to get him through a confession or consultation when he may be having an off day; some way to remove himself from the emotionally draining responsibilities of so many pastoral duties.
    http://www.postmormon.org/exp_e/index.php/magazine/pmm_article_full_text/the_mormon_mask/

    Four. More. Years.

    As always, just the facts, ma'am.

    Your Reality-based friend, QC.

    RAmen.

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