This must be Mitt Romney week at the Washington Post. Today’s it’s Ruth Marcus’s turn to tutt-tutt about Mitt’s flips and flops. To spare us the details, she should have just linked to the latest on Romney and abortion in 2002, in which Romney gets mighty irked that anyone would suggest he’s pro-life. When gubernatorial candidate Shannon O’Brien asks him why he accepted an endorsement of the Mass Citizens for Life, he nearly goes ballistic: “I did not in any way acknowledge their endorsement, nor did I–when you say I accept it, in what ways did I accept it, Sharon?” Lest you believe this bullying is not sincere, note that in this same debate Romney invokes his mother as the inspiration for his support of a woman’s right to choose. Once you play the sainted parent card, no conversion in the other direction will ever come across as sincere.