Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mitt Romney Bully

Washington Post Article, Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents
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. The incident was recalled similarly by five students, who gave their accounts independently of one another.
 This article is well worth reading.  Several very troubling incidents are reported, including the incident described above where led a gang to forcibly cuts someone's hair.  Mitt Romney claims to not remember this incident, which occurred when he was 18, but remembers the individual in question well enough to claim he wasn't gay.  This isn't a prank, its bullying and just as wrong in 2012 as in 1965.  At the time of this troubling incident, Mitt Romney was the son of a governor, attending a private and very expensive prep school.  Perhaps, that explains the lack of repercussions for Mitt Romney.  Some people think we should let Mitt Romney off the hook, because he was only 18.  No.  Currently, in the US their are 2,500 people sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for crimes committed when they were juveniles.  If we hold juveniles responsible, how can we not hold an 18 year old responsible for his actions? 

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