Liberal media slamming Mitt Romney unfairly for actions in high school -- What’s next a demand that he apologizes for passing gas?
By: Patrick Roberts | Published Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:45 PM | Updated Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:45 PM
What will Mitt Romney have to apologize for next?
Being born perhaps, being Republican maybe, perhaps for having a strong marriage and successful kids.
The liberal media has really shown its colors on this occasion slamming Romney for being a high school bully --allegedly.
Show me a high school kid and I’ll show you someone who at some point or other bullied or was bullied.
It is called growing-up but in the PC world we live in it seems Romney’s actions almost a half century ago are fair game in this election.
Actually I’d like to know if he passed gas anytime in the past ten years and whether he apologized for that awful sin.
The GOP presidential hopeful has apologized for behavior that might have hurt anyone after he was described as the high school bully, picking on a boy he thought was gay, in a lengthy Washington Post report.
The article describes a young Romney as the leader of a pack of students at Cranbrook School, Michigan, where he bullied students, including one incident where he cut off a student’s long blonde hair as the victim screamed for help.
Oh my goodness, call the police and the Lord High Executioner?
Romney’s team told the Post he did not recall the incident, involving his fellow student who died in 2004, but other students described the attack as “vicious”.
The student with long blonde hair was John Lauber. A number of years later according to the Post’s article Lauber came out as gay to his friends and close family, after he was expelled from Cranbrook.
In the article described how Romney marched “out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair.
“It happened very quickly, and to this day it troubles me,” said Thomas 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.”
Romney the gay bully boy -- how convenient in the week that Obama came out agreeing with gay marriage. Except it was a half -century ago, kids are kids, cruel yes and stupid also.
But this incident does not belong in a presidential race.
On Thursday morning Romney apologized for his action while speaking to the Fox show
“Kilmeade and Friends”.
He told the host Brian Kilmeade “Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that…I participated in a lot of high jinks and pranks during high school and some might have gone too far and for that, I apologize.”
Romney denied that particular incident had occurred due to the sexual orientation.
“I don’t remember that incident. I certainly don’t believe that I thought the fellow was homosexual.
That was the furthest thing from our minds back in the 1960s, so that was not the case.”
Romney’s spokesperson told the Post “anyone who knows Mitt Romney knows that he doesn’t have a mean-spirited bone in his body. The stories of 50 years ago seem exaggerated and off base and Governor Romney has no memory of participating in these incidents.”
The Washington Post’s report also describes how Romney mistreated a near-blind teacher at the high school. According to report Romney allegedly guided the teacher, affectionately known as, “The Bat” into a closed door.
Up next how Romney tortured a house fly he captured in a bottle while Barack Obama fought for the fly’s release.