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Mitt Romney talks scouts, politics at Grand Rapids Eagle Scout event
Grand Rapids Press ^ | February 19, 2010 | Aaron Ogg

Posted on 10/27/2011 9:46:51 PM PDT by ccwman

GRAND RAPIDS -- Former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native Mitt Romney said Thursday night it "breaks my heart to see this state having so much difficulty in so many places." Romney, speaking to hundreds at the Boy Scouts of America Gerald R. Ford Council's Building Character Celebration Dinner, said he has a better idea for leadership. "I'm convinced that if Boy Scouts were running things here in Michigan, you'd be a lot better off," Romney said to hefty applause at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; eaglescoutromney; homosexualagenda; michigan; mittromney; romney; scouting

1 posted on 10/27/2011 9:46:53 PM PDT by ccwman
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Romney, 62, is “the kind of person that the Boy Scouts can and are very proud to claim as one of our own,” DeVos said.
The Press asked Romney what scout rank he attained during his stint in the organization. He wasn’t sure.
“I think I know, but I don’t want to say without checking,” he said.


Another story has Romney listed as an Eagle Scout. He can’t remember if he’s an Eagle Scout? What a maroon!


2 posted on 10/27/2011 9:48:29 PM PDT by ccwman
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To: ccwman

Is Romney an Eagle Scout?

— Life Scout asking.

Thanks.


3 posted on 10/27/2011 9:54:29 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m not sure. One story I read lists him as an Eagle Scout, but not this story. You’d think he’d know if he earned eagle or not.


4 posted on 10/27/2011 10:01:02 PM PDT by ccwman
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To: ccwman

http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/08/romney-boy-scout-eagle-that/IOf3i5r42863NoVsMNyJ7H/index.html

It seems he is not an eagle Scout but Rick Perry thought so when he wrote his book, On My Honor.

Romney is not an Eagle Scout
Perry claimed Romney as an Eagle Scout, when he actually wasn’t.

Interestingly, I found that Perry and Huntsman are both Eagle Scouts.


5 posted on 10/27/2011 10:06:00 PM PDT by ccwman
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Interesting.

Just did a search, as far as I can tell, RICK PERRY is the Eagle Scout in this race?

Go Perry, Go Perry... :D


6 posted on 10/27/2011 10:10:57 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: ccwman

That was kinda dumb remark since the Republicans have taken over Michigan government.


7 posted on 10/27/2011 10:44:30 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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That was kinda dumb remark since the Republicans have taken over Michigan government.

Um, this article dates to early 2010, which was prior to the mid-term elections. Dunno why it's been reposted a year and a half later. Somebody tryin' to prove something?
8 posted on 10/27/2011 11:32:45 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: All
An Essay on Mitt Romney. The truth about Mittens. Its damning.
9 posted on 10/27/2011 11:47:17 PM PDT by 506Lake (I'll say it again... no more compromise.)
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To: ccwman

Did the former Mass. Governor tell the Scouts that “The State” controls their bodies?


10 posted on 10/28/2011 12:06:26 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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Building character? Mitt’s the ideal shovel ready project for that :-)


11 posted on 10/28/2011 12:29:41 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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Huntsman is a very dark horse; like Mitt he is a Latter Day Saint, but Huntsman might actually beat Mitt out in hypothetical performance as a Republican ham sandwich. Huntsman does not have the conniving experience of Mitt so there could be more hope.


12 posted on 10/28/2011 12:32:01 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: arrogantsob

This slimy post is an article from February 2010.


13 posted on 10/28/2011 12:50:21 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ccwman

Mittens likes to use the Boy Scouts as a campaign prop but it’s just the kind of slimy politics he’s mastered.

Starting during the Clinton Administration (the name Roberta Achtenberg ring a bell?) the Boy Scouts have come under relentless fire by the Democrats and their newsrooms for rejecting the idea that they, the Boy Scouts of America, should welcome homosexual scout leaders into the fold and let them take little boys off into the woods. Boy Scouts leaders don’t think this is such a good idea. Naturally, Massachusetts Mittens sides with the homo activists.

Here are a couple of columns from 10 - 12 years ago about the Boy Scouts being turned away by Mitt Romney and the Olympic Committee for volunteer work on the Salt Lake Olympics. The Boy Scouts had just won a Supreme Court case (in June of 2000 the Supreme Court ruled that the BSA was a private organization that could choose whoever they wanted as scout leaders and could therefore reject sodomites) and the Democrats/homos were still ticked off about it. Naturally, Massachusetts Mittens can always be counted on to pander to the homo activists, so he gladly came up with a lame lie of an excuse for turning the Boy Scouts away.

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2000/12/15/214301.shtml

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/2/7/135258.shtml


14 posted on 10/28/2011 1:07:47 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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What rank did Romney obtain while serving in the military?

hehehehe.


15 posted on 10/28/2011 4:24:03 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: grellis; MichCapCon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks ccwman.
16 posted on 10/28/2011 4:26:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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"Why Did Mitt Romney Keep the Boy Scouts From Volunteering at the Olympics?"

Bishop Romney - Forever showing his disdain
for American children, women, and blacks
(usually through surrogates).


17 posted on 10/28/2011 4:31:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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18 posted on 10/28/2011 5:02:18 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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He can’t remember if he’s an Eagle Scout?

He knows he wasn't an Eagle scout, he just can't remember what rank he was.

FWIW, I was a boy scout too but can't remember what rank I was either.....Of course these days I have to look at my watch to see what day it is...LOL!

19 posted on 10/28/2011 5:11:52 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Apparatchik
Um, this article dates to early 2010,

Damn, I fell for it again.....note to self: Check article dates before replying.

20 posted on 10/28/2011 5:14:49 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: arrogantsob
That was kinda dumb remark since the Republicans have taken over Michigan government.

Now if only we could whip the RINO out of our governor.
21 posted on 10/28/2011 5:17:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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Q: What’s the difference between government and Boy Scouts?

A: The Boy Scouts have responsible, adult leadership.

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I made it to Life before enlisting at 17.
My son is a 1st class, ready for Star at the age of 15.

He has plans to make it all the way to Eagle.

Scouts have proven leadership training that has stood the test of time in bringing about a stronger America.

That explains why the Dim’s are so scared of them.


22 posted on 10/28/2011 6:34:20 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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Not only a moron but a coward. So what if he mistakes one rank from another. Just correct it. Its not like your talking about something important that people would doubt your integrity on ...like murdering innocent babies before they are born.


23 posted on 10/30/2011 11:20:53 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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