Hasn’t anyone noticed that 999 is just 666 inverted?

Sure, Mitt Romney is a Mormon, and Mormons are a cult who believe that the Garden of Eden was in Missouri rather than in the geographically impossible location described in Genesis.

But at least he’s not the Anti-Christ.

Update Ooops! I’d missed Michelle Bachmann’s comment:

“One thing I would say is, when you take the 9-9-9 plan and you turn it upside down, I think the devil’s in the details.”

Somehow I think The Onion won’t be able to stay in business long if people can’t tell it stories from actual news. Will Rogers said that he didn’t make jokes: he just reported on politics.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

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Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at the New York University Marron Institute.