Likely Teapublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney revealed that he will be purchasing a new clothes washer for wife Ann this week. "I think it's the ideal gift for a stay-at-home mom like Ann," said Romney during a break from the campaign trail. "Up until now, she's been using a washboard and tub like most LDS [Mormon] wives. But with me running for president, she didn't have enough time to do a proper job washing my skivvies, and with Mother's Day coming up, I thought I'd surprise her."
Former candidate Rick Santorum reacted immediately from his estate in Pennsylvania: "Next thing you know, he'll be getting Ann an electric stove. If I were president, I'd reinstall a wood stove in the White House kitchen. What was good enough for Martha Washington is good enough for my wife Karen. I'd call her in, but she's out back chopping wood for the smokehouse. She shot a deer last week and ground it all up for sausage."
When Romney was asked if he was just trying to shore up his conservative credentials, his response was quick: "You mainstream media guys are all the same. First you start a rumor connecting me with the healthcare plan in Massachusetts, then you accuse me of being pro-choice, when you know I said that just to get a few votes. That has nothing to do with my core beliefs-if you get ill, you're on your own, and if you have an unwanted pregnancy, send the child to Santorum's or Bachmann's house. I've got my hands full trying to keep the damn dog off the roof of the car."
In related news, former candidate Newt Gingrich was arrested while attempting to steal some okra from Michelle Obama's kitchen garden. Said Gingrich, "I thought they'd go with my cheesy grits. I didn't know how good cheesy grits were until Mitt mentioned them."