This just isn't Mitt's week. Soren Dayton at eyeon08 posted a link to a spooky story where Romney claims his grandchildren call him "Ike" and "Mamie" instead of the traditional names for grandparents:
"And then there's a story behind this," Romney said, pulling out a plate with a picture of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower painted on it. "Not only was Eisenhower one of my favorite presidents; when we became grandparents, you get to choose what the kids will call you. Some call you Papa. I chose Ike. I'm Ike, and Ann is Mamie."
I'm trying to wrap my head around it. Ike and Mamie?
I suppose this opens up a whole new frontier on having our grandchildren call us by our favorite cultural warriors.
Bill and Hillary.
John and Jacqueline.
How about Rob and Laura Petrie?
Lucy and Ricky.
Fred and Ginger.
Bogie and Bacall.
Anyhoo, when the reporter tried to get verification from Ike and Mamie Romney's sons, Tagg told him that all of Romney's grandchildren actually call him "PaPa":
(Actually, this is partly wishful thinking: Romney's son Tagg later told me that although his daughter, the oldest grandchild, did in fact call her grandfather "Ike" at his request, she was the only one of the eight grandchildren who ever did. When later grandchildren started to call him Papa, she went along.)
Read the rest of the story here.
Not only is everything about Romney fabricated, most of his shtick is just really... bizarre.