For those of us with family members prone to quasi-racist, half-coherent Thanksgiving dinner rants, it's a relief to know the rich and famous sometimes go through the same thing. Celebrities: they're just like us. Brad Pitt's mom is apparently just such a loon, although she's more of the letter-to-the-editor kind, which is dying art these days and should be applauded with a slow, cautious clap. Anyway, Jane Pitt, Brad and Doug's mother, wrote a letter to The Springfield News-Leader which, amongst other things, says:

Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney's opponent, Barack Hussein Obama - a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright's church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.

Yikes. She also clearly has an issue with Mormons but thinks Romney is a-okay because he's a "family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon."

For the record, Pitt and his wife, Angelina Jolie, are good old Liberals and strong supporters of both gay rights and Obama. And Pitt, like any good son, clearly thinks highly of his mother, despite probably knowing a thing or two about her politics, telling the Hollywood Reporter last January that, "She's very, very loving — very open, genuine, and it's hilarious because she always gets painted in the tabloids as a she-devil. There's not an ounce of malice in her. She wants everyone to be happy." Which I'm sure is true. Moms: always finding a way to embarrass us even if they are so well intentioned.

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