I believe what people do in their past is usually irrelevant to their ability to govern. If you told me that Barack Obama was a high school bully – it would bother me but then I would compare that to who he is today and ask if he has grown to be wise or if he seems like he hasn’t learned life’s lessons in that regard. In this situation – I see a man who is the same bully today that he was when he was in high school. He is a man who grew up in a life of privilege, made hundreds of millions by firing American workers and now feels like Americans are just envious of him.
Reading the text of this account from 5 of Mitt Romney’s former elite prep school students who all witnessed when Romney bullied some kid because he was gay and then cut his hair to demoralize him as a person…I find that morally reprehensible. This is happening at a time when his father was still the governor of Michigan. This is the kind of story that really pisses me off frankly. Here are some accounts from the witnesses:
The Washington Post has the story:
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.
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