The Latter Day Saints, who apparently are not lead by Drew Brees, have spent a lot of dough trying to convince Americans that they are “normal” people in a national advertising campaign that has “regular” people proclaiming their normalcy and their Mormoncy. They also spent a lot of dough to discriminate against gay people in California, but that’s another story. It’s the normalcy that is again in question.

Katherine “Mitt” Romney took it on the jutting jaw again this week at the Value Voters Summit when Dallas snake handler Robert Jeffress, in professing his love for Rick Perry called Mormonism a cult. I’m sure anyone who attends a Value Voters Summit considers Catholics and Jews cultists as well. By definition isn’t all religion a little cultie? Here’s the definition, since you axed: A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.

Now I’ve yet to see “Book of Mormon,” so I’m going to reserve judgement on whether or not Mitt’s a cultist. I mean, he does look a little glazey-eyed when he talks about Subway sandwiches. And as NY Times columnist Gail Collins mentions twice a week, he did once strap the family dog to the roof of his car for a family vacation. So what if he believes Jesus lived in Missouri for a spell. I believe Jesus replaced a Centurion’s ear in the Garden of Gethsemane after a skirmish. So sue me.

His fellow Republican presidential nominee (who really is just happy to be nominated), Jon Huntsman is also a Mormon, and his family seems pretty cool. His one daughter listens to The Boxer Rebellion, all 3 daughters drink booze and as far as we know none of them ever married Warren Jeffs. Oops.

So as we head into Primary season, let’s expect the Republican candidates and David Axelrod to do the right thing and focus on jobs, education and, holy shit! a Mormon! Help!

Speaking of help, Mims and I finally saw “Moneyball.” Neither a Bond nor a porno movie, but instead a carefully worded excuse for why the Oakland A’s cannot win a pennant. Blame writer Aaron Sorkin for trying to turn a book about sabremetrics into a heart warming tale of a scrappy underdog who almost reaches his goal.

But here’s the thing about the 2002 Oakland Athletics, they didn’t have the lowest payroll in the Majors by far. They also had the most dominating starting rotation in baseball. Zito won 23 games, Mulder 19 and Hudson 15. Koch saved 44! And even though they lost steroid using slugger Jason Giambi, they still had steriod using slugger Miguel Tejada, who hit 34 homers and drove in 131. They also had Eric Chavez who also hit 34 bombs and drove in 109. Some how none of these players figured prominently (or at all) in “Moneyball.” You’re left with the impression that Billy Beane and young Seth Rogen figured out a super new way to win baseball games with cast offs and rejects!

Speaking of Billy Beane, I kept wondering why the movie never mentioned that he was gay. Turns out he isn’t. There is another former light hitting player named Billy Bean who actually is gay, but has never turned around a struggling franchise with nothing but grit and determination. Also, doesn’t Billy Beane look just like Brad Pitt? Somebody deserves an Oscar. Possibly, Jonah Hill. Seriously.

Finally, I missed the last episode of “Breaking Bad.” Is Don Draper on drugs or something?