The Lesbian Mitt Romney Keeps Quoting
By Mombian on January 11, 2012
In a number of speeches across this fine nation, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been delivering awkward recitations of "America the Beautiful" lyrics. What's more awkward, for his campaign, might be the actual source:
"Mitt Romney has been frequently quoting “America the Beautiful” in his speeches. What he may not know is that the song was written in 1893 by Wellesley College professor, poet, and social activist Katherine Lee Bates—who lived with and shared her life with another woman, fellow Wellesley professor Katherine Coman."
Image credit: Mary F. Calvert from ZUMA Press.