There we were patiently sitting beside Asia and just above Africa not harming anyone and generally minding our own business when suddenly out of the blue, that nasty Mitt Romney launches an attack on us poor old Europeans. What did we do to you Mr Moody?
Romney waved goodbye to any chance he had of landing the White House job as he dropped out of the race to win the Republican nomination, then waved goodbye to any chance of an invite to the EU headquarters in Brussels by taking a swipe at Europe as he did so.
"If I fight on in my campaign i would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win" he said trying to make it sound as if watching frontrunner John McCain disappearing over the horizon wasn't the real reason.
Content that he had covered himself, he then aimed a wing tip at France's dangly bits by warning that America must not end up as "the France of the 21st century - still a great country but not the leader of the world, not the superpower". Fair enough, everyone partakes in ribbing the French at every opportunity, it is almost in the EU Constitution.
He then addressed what he saw as Europe's problems as he called on the USA to approve a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriages.
He said: "Europe is facing a demographic disaster. That's the inevitable product of weakened faith in the Creator, failed families, disrespect for the sanctity of human life, and eroded morality."
He may have it in for us Europeans who are atheists, single mothers, pro-abortionists or who support gay rights but he will soon mellow. If a few of us offer to repaint the baseline on his tennis court or plant a few bulbs in the flowerbed he will change his tune. It worked with the illegal immigrants he twice hired but remember, when you address him, he is a Mormon.
Yes, the second 'm' in Mormon is silent.