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Published: Thursday, Jan. 26 2012 9:00 a.m. MST

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Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

What is strange are the poeple that wear the live strong braclets, or have the ribbons on their cars, or bumper stickers on their cars, or tattoos on their body (magic tattoos maybe), how about people with dozens of piercings-especially through the nose like a bull, or skateboarders wearing tight jeans, or various Christian beliefs wearing the cross, or having statues of Buddha the list can go on and on.

Yet I just never see articles about these topics other than tattoos and why people do it. Not sure why people care about what underwear other people wear.

The nation has trillions of debt, reckless spending with no end in sight. Yet here we are discussing whether or not a group of people can wear underwear that they want to wear for religious reasons.

This is why journalism is dying or is dead.

Florissant, MO

Be warned when you go to the blog that there are some advertisements at the top that are a not PG.

bleeding purple
Santa Ana, CA

I sure hope we get to hear what kind of underwear Obama wears, or Newt wears ... really? Romney knows how to run a successful business, loves his family, and actually practices what he preaches as far as religion goes. Isn't that what's important? Do we really need to speculate about his underwear?

Huntsville, UT

Tempest. In. Teapot.

Huntsville, UT

Why is there a picture of the politician holding the obligatory baby in relation to this article?

Brigham City, UT

Really?? This is news? Let it go...

Salt Lake City, UT

'I sure hope we get to hear what kind of underwear Obama wears, or Newt wears ... really? Romney knows how to run a successful business...' - bleeding purple | 10:56 a.m. Jan. 26, 2012

So, we have to know what undear Obama wears now?

**'Obama shows birth certificate' - By Ben Feller - AP - Published by DSNews - 04/27/11

And your upset that people question Romney's undergarments??

But 'not' Obama's long form birth certificate he got from Hawaii with a legal exception?

Nothing is enough for some people!

As for Romney being a 'successful businessman'...

**'GOP rivals turn Romneys jobs record against him' - By Kasie Hunt - AP - Published by DSnews - 01/09/2012

'A separate AP analysis found that at least 4,000 workers lost their jobs at 45 companies bought by Bain...' - article

Tell that...

to Phyllis Detro.

**'Mitt Romney as job creator clashes with Bain record of job cuts' - By Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News - Published by DSNews - 07/20/11

"Employees who lost jobs at Bain-controlled companies (sic) say they still hold Romney responsible.
"I would not vote for him for anything," said Phyllis Detro, 68, who lost her job..."

Profit does NOT mean American jobs.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Isn't that what's important? "

No, we're electing a President, not Father of the Year. What matters most is his direction for the nation and I disagree very much for it. So regardless of how well he runs a business, loves his family, or practices what he preaches, when there's an alternative like Obama who I agree with much more on policy, I'm going to support Obama (though it helps that Obama's a good family man too, this would be harder if Obama were like Gingrich with Obama's policy positions).

New Yorker
Pleasant Grove, UT

@ Red Corvette,

I've been going to the temple for almost 50 years and don't have the slightest idea about what you're referring to. Those who understand the sacred nature of the LDS undergarment certainly "know" not to "spin" things here in the DN comments--whether they are old or young.

Somewhere in Time, UT

I knew this would come up. It's going to get uglier and meaner. Fasten your seatbelts!

Go Mitt!!!!

Salt Lake City, UT

'The fact that this even came up as an issue is pathetic' - Counter Intelligence | 12:19 p.m. Jan. 26, 2012

I agree.

And who, brings it up?

**'Fox News host: Romney not Christian' - By Hal Boyd, Deseret News - 07/17/11

**'Rick Perry backer decries Mitt Romney, Mormons' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret News - 10/08/11

**Cult of Mormon comment leads Newt Gingrichs Iowa political director, Craig Bergman, to resign - By Tad Walch Deseret News 12/14/11

**Rick Santorum-backing pastor plays the Mormon cult card By Joseph Walker Deseret News 01/20/2012

Not. Obama.

Huntsville, UT

@Counter Intelligence;

Finally!!! A comment from you I agree with.

Salt Lake City, ut

This is getting to the point where the Media is getting desperate to report anything about LDS beliefs and Romney. If people wanted to know this they can read about it on any church related website. We are voting for the guy to be the next president,I personally could care less what any canidates beliefs were, all I care about is if he can get the job done.

Idaho Falls, ID

Pagan- let it go. Take a breather. This is an article about LDS undergarments, not about Obama.

Herriman, UT

@Pagan - I always enjoy your fact-filled posts. But to say "Profit does NOT mean American jobs?" Nice tag-line, no substance. I am in a small business running a department, and I can tell you that if the business is not profitable enough you need to either increase revenue, cut costs or go out of business. Yes, business sometimes feels callous, and laying people off stinks, but it is sometimes the best cost-cutting move you can make. In some cases, there are ways to turn things around without layoffs, but they tend to take more time and you risk losing everything.

To act like businesses can print their own money and not make hard decisions is wrong. Unlike the US Govt, you either get in the black or EVERYONE will be out of a job. Blanket statements like yours about Romney and jobs are getting boring.

City, Ut

Thanks McKay. Liked you when you wrote for DesNews. Had a few qualms about a Mitt Newsweek article of yours, but glad to say I enjoyed this, particularly your quoting the Church's website and Elder Asay's awesome quote.

bleeding purple
Santa Ana, CA

Pagan, this was an article about underwear, not birth certificates. As for being a successful businessman ... you have to run your business within the tax laws and rules of the country and sometimes to be profitable you have to lay people off and sometimes you even move your business overseas.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT


There is a huge difference in determining if someone is qualified or capable of being president. The Constitution clearly outlines who qualifies for the presidency. Underwear is not written anywhere on the constitution. So the president can wear boxers, briefs, religious, or no underwear or whatever they care to wear silk, cotton, poly etc.

The Constitution does state that the president must be a natural born citizen of the United States.

That's the difference.

It's amazing that someone that collects headlines and newsarticles, hasn't taken the time to read the constitution.

Centerville, UT

"Profit does NOT mean American jobs."

Ah the party machine is alive and working. Please do some research about the companies that Bain Capital has helped. Ever hear of Staples? Sports Authority? Brookstone? Do people work at those companies, or do they just run themselves?

Cora Smith

The Amish wear top hats and beards, black clothing, and live their live's like it was the 1800's. Don't have to think to hard as to why they are left alone, and other religious organizations are constantly being looked at and making the news. Do we?

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