Romney camp disputes ‘Anglo-Saxon’ comment

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Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called a Mitt Romney adviser’s
comment that the Republican candidate better understands the UK-USA
relationship because of a shared “Anglo-Saxon heritage” — a notion
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul insisted was “not true” — a “disturbing start” to Romney’s foreign trip.

“The
comments reported this morning are a disturbing start to a trip
designed to demonstrate Governor Romney’s readiness to represent the
United States on the world’s stage,” Biden said in a statement. “Not
surprisingly, this is just another feeble attempt by the Romney campaign
to score political points at the expense of this critical partnership.
This assertion is beneath a presidential campaign.”

Earlier Wednesday, the Romney campaign disputed the anonymous “Anglo-Saxon heritage” quote reported in London’s Daily Telegraph.

“It’s not true,” Saul, Romney’s press secretary, said in an email to CBSNews.com. “If anyone said that, they weren’t reflecting the views of Governor Romney or anyone inside the campaign.”