Thursday, May 10, 2012

Romney the cut-up

Just read this (Yahoo News):

Mitt Romney has apologized for incidents described in a Washington Post story about his prep school years in Michigan. Some of the events include forcibly cutting a boy's bleached-blond hair and hassling a closeted gay student in English class.

"Back in high school, I did some dumb things," Romney said in an interview on the "Kilmeade and Friends" talk show on Fox News radio Thursday. "And if anybody was hurt by that or offended by that, I apologize." He added: "There is no question I became a very different person since then."

Romney emphasized that he had no idea [!] the boy was gay. "I certainly don't believe that I thought the fellow was homosexual," said Romney in the radio interview. "That was the furthest thing from our minds back in the 1960s."  

So the Mittster "became a very different person since then." Yeah: Like Bain capital wasn't a corporate bully, raiding weakened companies and milking them of their cash and laying off their employees. And he's become very sensitive, like on immigration policy and strapping dogs to car roofs.

Oh, and speaking of obviously phony statements: "That [being homosexual] was the furthest thing from our minds back in the 1960s." Yeah, like folks -- especially Mormons -- were really cool with gays in the 60s. Even Romney's high school  buddies recall him taunting schoolmates for appearing gay -- calling them girls.

Not everyone acted this way, even in the benighted "60s": None of my friends (who are mostly somewhat older than Mitt) taunted kids for being "effeminate", and none of my friends would even think of throwing another kid to the ground and forcibly cutting off his offending long hair. This was a Mitt character flaw, not one general to the times.

He's not just an Etch-a-Sketch: Mitt was and is a bully and a bull sh*t artist as well.

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