Remember how people made fun of Al Gore for playing up his efforts to get funding for the development of the internet? Well, it seems that Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has committed a truly more flagrant foul by saying first that he saw his father march with MLK, Jr. (a claim that is only true if you nuance the verb "saw" so that it means "saw with my mind's eye"):
And Andrew Sullivan (via TPM) digs up an even more bloviated claim from Mitt in 1978:
My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit.Was he also at the Lorraine Motel in 1968 cradling the Civil Rights leader's head in his lap as he lay dying?
UPDATE: TPM is forwarding news from Politico that witnesses have come forward to say that they literally saw Mitt's father march with MLK, Jr., which defies Mitt's own qualification that he did not mean by using the word "saw" to suggest that he saw his father literally march with MLK, Jr. His campaign seems to be jumping on attestations that it happened, which looks a bit desperate after he backed off saying that he saw his father so march.