Speaking to FOX News yesterday, Mitt Romney's wife Ann was describing how living with multiple sclerosis has changed her outlook on life. At this point, the Romneys' job is to NOT point out their obscene wealth, no matter what the context. But Ann Romney seemingly couldn't resist. "And—and, so, you know, we can be poor in spirit and I don't—I don’t look—I don't even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing. It can be here today and gone tomorrow." Except for your tax-exempt retirement funds worth tens of millions of dollars. Those are designed to be around for awhile.

Then again, isn't the REAL rich jerk the one who hires Mick Jagger and BB King for his own personal karaoke experience?


Romney's comments come right before today's Super Tuesday vote in which ten states will vote to decide who will further cripple Mitt Romney's chances against President Obama.

Via Politico, here are Ann Romney's comments in full context:

The one thing this disease [multiple sclerosis] has been for me has been a wonderful teacher. And with that comes an ability for compassion for others that are suffering and for me, I just want to make my family bigger. Those that are suffering from MS or from cancer or from any disease, I feel like I just want to throw my arms open and just say: welcome to my family and welcome to the place where I've been. And - and, so, you know, we can be poor in spirit and I don't - I don’t look - I don't even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing. It can be here today and gone tomorrow. And how I measure - how I measure riches is by the friends I have and the loved ones that I have and the people that I care about in my life. And that’s where my values are and that’s - those are my riches.