Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mitt Romney, a rich brat of the first order

Sorry this is a long ass excerpt. But Mitt Romney is who the folks in the "It Gets Better" videos have to try to recover from.

It isn't just that Lord Romney doesn't like to be questioned by the proles -- it's that even more than Commander Bunnypants he as born rich and thought he earned it from a young age.

Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it.

“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber’s look, Friedemann recalled. 

A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors. 


“It happened very quickly, and to this day it troubles me,” said Buford, the school’s wrestling champion, who said he joined Romney in restraining Lauber. Buford subsequently apologized to Lauber, who was “terrified,” he said. “What a senseless, stupid, idiotic thing to do.”

“It was a hack job,” recalled Maxwell, a childhood friend of Romney who was in the dorm room when the incident occurred. “It was vicious.”

“He was just easy pickins,” said Friedemann, then the student prefect, or student authority leader of Stevens Hall, expressing remorse about his failure to stop it.

The incident transpired in a flash, and Friedemann said Romney then led his cheering schoolmates back to his bay-windowed room in Stevens Hall. 

Friedemann, guilt ridden, made a point of not talking about it with his friend and waited to see what form of discipline would befall Romney at the famously strict institution. Nothing happened. 

Romney is now the presumed Republican presidential nominee. His campaign spokeswoman said the former Massachusetts governor has no recollection of the incident.

“Anyone who knows Mitt Romney knows that he doesn’t have a mean-spirited bone in his body,” Andrea Saul said in a statement. “The stories of fifty years ago seem exaggerated and off base and Governor Romney has no memory of participating in these incidents.”
Mr. "Not a mean bone in his body" the Bain Corporate Raider laying off thousands ("I like firing people")... but oh he's such a swell guy...well maybe just a swell. In short, prick then, bigger prick now.

Plus, notice how rather than apologize or say it was a youthful error -- the asshole just denies having any memory of it -- while five of his school friends remember it and regret their part in it quite distinctly, many even going out of their way to apologize.

But ol' Mittster has never committed an admitted wrong in his life.  Not on Joe Smith's grave has he done anything wrong ever.


DrDick said...

I am quite certain that Romney considers that the right thing to do and not at all mean, just a harsh necessity for the boy's own good. All the more reason he should never be allowed anywhere near the reigns of power.

Raoul Paste said...

What Dr. Dick said.
This is a disturbing story.

Suniverse said...

That guy is a jerk.

Anonymous said...

What an asshole. I've been around self-entitled egotistical jerks my whole life.

Never trust anyone who can't admit to ever making mistakes.
This is just like Chimp Bush.

Anonymous said...

He was not a natural athlete, but found his place among the jocks by managing the hockey team and leading megaphone cheers for the football team.

Oh great, another wannabe-jock cheerleader like Bush.

jimmiraybob said...

Now there's a picture. President CEO Mittens leading his cabinet (Bain Capitol Group) through the halls of the White House mugging interns and staffers that look a little too gay or a little too independent.

Merry pranks all around!

What a prick.

Back in the early 70s at high school I had a similar prick try to light my hair on fire because it was too long and hippie-like. I like to think that it was the last time he ever did that to anyone. Apparently, I wasn't hippie enough. Please forgive me Gandi.

StonyPillow said...

All the Real Mitt Romneys have been doing their best to conceal this Real Real Mitt Romney.

Eeew. It's like finding the crawly things under the stone you lifted. And this creep wants to be president. Good luck with that.

pansypoo said...

mittens is far too smug about his 'position' that he has always held.

Raoul Paste said...

Mitt Romney is who the folks in the "It Gets Better" videos have to try to recover from.

Wow. That is exactly right.

Phyllis P said...

Why isn't the fact that he also played jokes on a semi-blind teacher not mentioned? he is a really miserable person and anyone who excuses this as 'youthful' pranks doesn't realize that one's moral code is implanted early. By the age of 18 one knows right from wrong.

Anonymous said...

I remember pricks like this in school. Group-bullying some squeek / nerd to try to be "cool". A lot of these bully-type dickheads went into law enforcement after graduation.

This kind of asshole behavior is very telling. Bullies don't usually change - they just pick different targets.

"It's my turn", he says - but he'll get his beatdown in the General Election.

Eric P.