The wit of Mitt

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / February 2, 2011

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Maybe because he’s never been mistaken for Steve Martin, former governor Mitt Romney went on “The Late Show With David Letterman’’ last night and cracked a few jokes. The prospective 2012 Republican presidential candidate presented the “Top Ten Things You Don’t Know About Mitt Romney.’’ No. 10: “Mitt is short for Mitt-thew.’’ No. 9: “I can’t begin my day until I’ve read the Washington Post and Kim Kardashian’s tweets.’’ No. 8: “I’m the guy in the photo that comes with your picture frame.’’ No. 7: “I spent 6 months in a Mexican prison for selling black market Pillow Pets.’’ No. 6: “Do I smell as good as I look? No!’’ No. 5: “In high school, I was voted “Mittiest.’’ No. 4: “I got into politics for the piles and piles of paperwork.’’ No. 3: “Look for my best-selling biography ‘They Call Me Baba Romney.’ ’’ No. 2: “I have absolutely no idea where my birth certificate is.’’ And No. 1: “Oprah is my half-sister.’’