Could it really be possible that someone in the McCain family dislikes Mitt Romney more than the senator himself? It could!

John McCain's 95-year-old mother, in a swipe at her son's rival Mitt Romney, said Friday that Mormons were to blame for the scandal that rocked the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

"As far as the Salt Lake City thing, he's a Mormon and the Mormons of Salt Lake City had caused that scandal. And to clean that up, again, it's not a subject," Roberta McCain said.

John McCain quickly stepped in: "The views of my mothers are not necessarily the views of mine."

"Well, that's my view and you asked me," Roberta answered.

McCain would later add that, "I know my 95-year-old mother is certainly in favor of Mormons"--to which one might simply add that McCain speaks of the Mormon faith as if it were a ballot proposition.

--Isaac Chotiner