Friday, May 11, 2012
- He gave a kid a haircut in high school.
- He gave stockholders a haircut when Bain Capital took over companies.
- He left his dog on the roof.
- He went to Harvard.
- He said he wouldn't go after Osama without Pakistan's permission.
- What position he had 5 minutes ago.
- He said he was "unemployed" while raking in millions of dollars.
- About the middle class.
So this a Michigan Governor's son at a private high school in that state, leading the posse to cut the locks of a fellow student. Unlike Animal House, the leader of this posse was not influenced by alcohol or drugs. But what influenced this future leader? I assume his fellow students in the posse knew his father was Governor of the state, perhaps serving to influence them to follow him. Mitt now considers this at most a prank, hi-jinks. Go back in history with lynch mobs, with tar and feathering. There were leaders involved, in the form of bullies, "inspiring" their posses. Consider the victims of lynchings and tar and featherings. Mitt's posse was aimed at a fellow student who dyed his hair blond, a student considered "unusual" for the setting of the expensive private high school.
Mitt is apologetic without admitting the event occurred. But has he undergone a 12-step program to purge his pranking and hi-jinks in his late teens, the privileged son of the Governor in the state where the private high school was located? Or did this prepare him for his later role at Bain?
If George Romney knew what a douchebag his son turned out to be, he'd come back to life and retroactively disinherit the jerk.
Perhaps the school authorities, if they were aware of the incident, might have notified Gov. Romney. If so, it would be interesting to find out what if anything the Gov. did. I assume with others in the posse, information surely leaked to/from other students who may have witnessed the incident and their families as well as school administrators. I remember George Romney as a decent guy, who admitted being brainwashed, although he did go to work in Tricky Dick Nixon's cabinet (where he may not have been treated well).
Is it too late for Mitt's first step some 50 years later on a 12-step program? It's clear that neither booze nor drugs clouded his memory.
With Mitt's "great hair," this incident might snag him a "Shear Delight" commercial if he falls this fall.