Skip to comments.Romney resigns from Marriott board ( tied to Natl Rest. Association, Dick Marriott)
Posted on 11/02/2011 12:09:38 PM PDT by syriacus
"WASHINGTON Former Governor Mitt Romney resigned today from the board of directors of Marriott International, potentially another sign of his preparations for another presidential run.
Romney, who served on Marriotts board for 10 years before resigning to run for governor in 2002, rejoined the board in January 2009.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
He is named after J. Willard Marriott, the founder of Marriott, who was best friends with George Romney, Mitt's father.
Mitt served on the board of Marriott, until he decided to become a candidate. (at which time Marriott hotels stopped supporting viewing of pornographic movies by hotel guests)
J. Willard Marriott's son, Richard, has has been in charge of Marriott, and is a past head of THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION.
This explains everything.
And a member of the mormon church. And people say we shouldn't look at romney's religion. If this story grows legs and is true - then we will have seen the good 'ol mormon boy network at work.
This Marriot guy sounds like a real dick...
The chickens comin home to roost.
Uh oh: Witness found to Cain incidents? (Linked to ... Perry supporters??)
It gets better. Until the early ‘60s American’s of African descent were not allowed to hold Priesthood until LDS President David O. McKay had a “vision” that they should be allowed.
A normal member of the lds sect of mormonism that views porn will lose his temple recommend. Romney SOLD and PROFITTED from it.
The AFL-CIO's Eddie Vale attacked the Marriott hotel chain over allegations that the hotel giant [Marriott] may have eliminated its profitable pornography options to help Mitt Romney's presidential chances.
Pretty disgusting. I’ll bet Romney would like press attention to be diverted from Mitt’s pornography scandal to Cain’s harassment scandal.
I hate the thought of it, but this attempt to destroy Herman Cain does look like it comes from Republicans and not the left. That doesn’t mean I won’t use it to show the hypocrisy of the leftist media. Should this be proven to be a Romney or Perry stunt, I hope it destroys them.
This sounds a little bit like “7 degrees of Kevin Bacon” but if this is true and can be tied to Mitt or his campaign then Mittens is TRUELY TOASTY!
Of course he’s behind it. I never doubted it for a second.
Get it all out there now.
Don’t think Obama won’t use it in the general election.
You also need to add that Richard Marriott is a fellow Harvard MBA, as is Mittens.
Merck is a natural rival to Warner-Chilcott, to handle health concerns of the female segment of the population.
When news came out about the connection between Perry's aide and Merck's product for women (Gardasil), I wondered if Romney had an inside track on that information, too.
Couldn't agree more. The timing gives it away. Lefties would have saved this until October 2012. The impetus is someone who wants him out of the primary. Politico indirectly admits as much when it refuses to answer whether a competing campaign provided the lead. Refusing to deny is an admission in my book.
Yikes: Six degrees of Kevin Bacon.
There’s a “good ol’ (insert name of religion here) network” for all religions, with the possible exception of Unitarians.
The Mormon network is easier to spot, because so many of the adherents come from a relatively low population area of the US, ie, the intermountain west.
Thanks for the info.
BTW, a great tool for discovering these sorts of networks is NNDB.
Need a piece of cheese for that whine NV? Same religion that brought us Harry Reid - from a very low population area eh?
Same mormon 'network' that in the last primary went 90+% to RINO romney?
Interestingly, the article lists Stephanie Vallejo as the author.
You have claimed to be the author yourself.
Isn’t there a word for this behavior?
Plagiarism or something?
From FAIR wiki, your own folks. Blacks did not hold the priesthood until 1978. The article has the usual LDS spin, but at least is honest about the time.
So who is the uninformed idiot?
I hope someone can nail the leaker. I want his head no matter who his associates are. The entire campaign season is being ruined by racist-themed accusations. First Perry and the N-rock from years ago. Second, Romney’s religion didn’t allow blacks years ago. Third Cain’s accusers are only trying to destroy a powerful, black conservative. Now the guessing game of who did it and what candidate is guilty by association. Whoever it is, is not only trying to eliminate Cain, but maybe illiminate two or three other candidate by suggestion of wrong doing. And it certainly is wrong doing unless a crime was committed 15 years ago. There is no indication that there is that possibility. Whoever leaked must have someone waiting in the wings. AND that is a strong possibility. Who was it that set Hillary and Bill Clinton up as racists in their primary? Every hour of the day, Cain is the beneficiary of millions of dollars of good-will, on-air discussion from his former talk show brethren and there is no way any of the other candidates can combat that kind of free publicity. The strange thing is that no one really knows anymore today than they did yesterday. The Cain camp should demand full disclosure even though Politico is probably immune. Demand it anyway, for the Republican Party’s sake. Let’s get on with it. The Cain camp should tell the women to put up or shut up....but Rush probably took care of that this morning non-stop. I was offended by some of his comments. I think he went off the cliff. It must have been built up in him for years. (I’ve been with him since 1989.)
I don’t care who has a favorite horse in this race and how they may be connected to a candidate.. I only care about the sleaze trying to influence the outcome. Who is the one person who has benefited from this leak answers the question of whose people leaked.
The article by Vallejo merely confirms one of my points, that Romney was on the board of Marriott.
I trust that most other freepers, will note, like you did, that Vallejo mentioned Romney's resignation last January.
I’ve known of the Romney/Marriott connection for a LONG time. I did not know, until today, that Marriott had been CEO of the NRA
Cain says he thinks it was Perry. I would have to bet on Mitt.
“Nice piece of cheese?”
You seem to have a thin grasp of the facts. I state a fact and you’re putting some spin on it. You can say everything you say about Mormons about Jews, for example, and I’ll bet you’re too much a coward to do it. How much of the Jewish population votes for Jews in many elections? Could be anywhere from 40 to 90%. So where are you on calling out that network, hmm?
Now, as to Reid, whom I’ve met in person and taken pains to embarrass in person at political appearances, unlike most of you who just like to take potshots from behind the safety of your keyboards:
Where Reid was brought up was Searchlight, a two-bit mining town outside of Vegas. Before the late 70’s, people should remember that Vegas was a much smaller town than it is today. It took until 1990 for Vegas to exceed 250K in population. The growth of Vegas since 1990 has been nothing short of explosive. Reid was already climbing the political ladders since well before ‘90.
Before Howard Hughes bought up most of Vegas and moved there in a crazy seclusion, it was a town run by Jewish gangsters from back east. Guys like Oscar Goodman’s buddies, as well as the Jewish political establishment that runs about half of Vegas. Today, you see the remains of that back-east establishment, with the likes of Steve Wynn, Shelly Berkeley (congresswoman from Vegas), Sheldon Adelson (owns the Sands), the Greenspuns (own the LV Sun newspaper, a media group, several smaller publications/magazines, etc).
Into this, Reid comes of age politically after Hughes started his campaign to “buy up” Vegas. What most people don’t realize is that when Hughes did this, he had as his emissaries a bunch of Mormons to actually handle the actual physical details of implementing his orders, and Hughes’ inner circle and their associates became known in Nevada as “the Mormon Mafia.”
As much as I’d like to be able to tie Reid to Hughes’ Mormon Mafia, I can’t seem to find the evidence to do it. What I can say is that Reid has used his connections with the Democratic establishment of old and his large family and circle of associates to put his kin into all manner of helpful positions to him throughout Vegas, Clark County and Nevada state government by rubbing shoulders with the old Jewish network that ran/runs Vegas. I’d say offhand now that Reid is better at playing the Democratic network than any Mormon network, because inside Nevada’s observant Mormon community, he’s widely known as a Jack Mormon, and observant Mormons don’t often vote for Jacks. The people who keep re-installing Reid into office are hispanic, black and jewish liberals and welfare grifters out of Vegas and Clark and Washoe County.
About Romney and the Mormon network, I’ll say this:
Romney had the Olympics in SLC in ‘02 as the feather in his cap last time. That was a big economic boost for SLC and Utah, and the games ended up actually turning a profit, unlike many other places that have hosted the Olympics in the past who end up in the hole. Romney’s face was plastered EVERYWHERE on the Olympic PR material, and he made a BFD about how much he and his wife donated to the effort/cause.
Basically, any gentile looking in on the ‘02 SLC games came away with the feeling that it was a huge made-for-Romney media event. The Mormon community took it as a huge boosterism for the LDS church, who was able to get their licks into the economic pie as well.
Coming off that, Romney had huge name recognition in Utah politics and national politics in the area around Utah. I would have been very surprised if Romney didn’t get the sort of LDS support he got in ‘08 considering the huge “Love Me!” campaign he ran as part of the ‘02 games.
Rommie is Mac daddy lite and still in training to replace Mac daddy as the worlds greatest pathological liar.
Rommie is Mac daddy lite and still in training to replace Mac daddy as the worlds greatest pathological liar.
I’d wager that the leaker/feeder of this rumor to the various organs inside DC was Karl Rove.
Bush didn’t give him the nickname of “Turd Blossom” because Rove was a choir boy. Rove spent his formative years in SLC, went to the University of Utah and has engaged in dirty tricks plenty of times in the past. This sort of tactic is right up Rove’s alley.
And we all know that Rove is in Romney’s corner and has been denigrating and dismissive of anyone and everyone else in the GOP primary race.
You find out that the theater shows family-rated fair. But there's a "back entrance" for their XXX showings. You also find out they give $ to Planned Parenthood.
Would you, as an alleged "devout Mormon," continue to take the position knowing that a portion of your salary comes from their porn industry intake? What would you feel knowing that this theater's $ goes to the largest child-killing organization in the world (Planned Parenthood)?
Well, that's Mitt Romney for you. He's done the exact equivalent of the above!!!
Even the Mormon church-owned Deseret News wrote an editorial on July 10, 2007, saying this about Mitt:
Pornography taints everything it touches. Mitt Romney should have understood that. So should the Marriott Corp. and other hotel owners who offer hard-core movies in hotel rooms. Romney caught a bit of flack last week because he spent nearly 10 years on the Marriott board and yet never tried to reverse the companys policy of providing pornography on demand, something J.W. Bill Marriott Jr., defended in a 2000 letter as being economically important. ...For a presidential candidate who has railed against pornography, this is not entirely insignificant. Even if the subject never came up at a board meeting, one can argue that at least part of the $25,000 plus stock he was paid annually for his board membership came from the money some hotel guests paid for access to the films.
Source: The nasty taint of porn
So, that was as of '07 that he had taken $25,000 annually, plus stock from Marriott for being part of their board. He temporarily resigned from the board in '07; but then returned. And now he's repeating his '07 pattern.
Hmmm....I simply didn't know that "devout Mormons" regularly receive $25,000 or more per year as part of the porn industry...
And look who's boycotted Marriott:
...Life Decisions International-- for giving $ to Planned Parenthood [this link gives a few of other chains owned by Marriott]
and then theres (from Fall 2009) Marriott Boycotted Over Porn
Per that latter article: AIDS Healthcare and Pink Cross foundations have organized a boycott of Marriott hotels over porn. The protest is not about the Mormon-founded chain's in-room, X-rated offerings. No, that's just fine. The problem, according to the groups, is the hotel company's palette of on-demand smut that features actors who do not use condoms.
Ah. Even the pro-porn liberals were boycotting Marriott because the porn prostitutes it indirectly hired to cater to their voyeuristic guests didn't use condoms! And the Mittster was taking a cut from Marriott's porn profits!
[Oh, BTW, because the top guy of Marriott -- Bill Marriott -- is a hierarchy Mormon leader...Marriott announced within the past year that it would slowly phase out its porn offerings...Hmmm...So Marriott has carried porn for at least 22 years and what, they're going to say 25 years is "enough"...because an alleged "devout Mormon" heads the Marriott show???]
Re: Planned Parenthood..."Devout ole" Mitt...ever since his wife Ann, donated to Planned Parenthood in 1994...and he ensured that Planned Parenthood had a permanent board oversight position of RomneyCare in the Bay State, he just continues to find a way to at least indirectly help 'em out!
“Id wager that the leaker/feeder of this rumor to the various organs inside DC was Karl Rove.”
You know, I’m looking for answers because I’m sick to death of all the race crap. Your suggestion is at the top of my list because it makes the most sense. Somehow I believe Perry was told about this a few days ago and may have had a few “what’s the sense? “ drinks.
Also, Cain supporters do not make up the majority of voters. They make up the majority of themselves. They alienate anyone who would support Cain if this story is false. While they jump all over Perry for everything, they don’t seem to see that Perry’s enemies are Cain’s enemies. Romney will be the nominee because that’s what the establishment wants and that’s who BO is gearing up for. Things aren’t looking good for my choice but I’ll wait til the decisions are made.
Blah blah blah.
You claimed to be the author when clearly you are not.
Utah demographics - overwhelmingly mormon and an abundant pool of worker bees. And of course big time PR for lds inc. If lds inc. did that for an olympics - imagine having a mormon president.
And I corrected the published date and author and bumped it to breaking news. Because it is.
No..Cain's "manger" Mark Block says it's Perry..but no mention of the Romney ties..time for the smoker to choke on it. If Cain doesn't fire this joker..I'm done. It's way to obvious that Block is throwing rocks in Cain's gears and helping Romney.
GASP!! Rich, nationally known Politician running for office knows wealthy man!! I bet that’s the first time we’ve ever seen a headline like that!! What will the headlines be next? Politician denies charges for a decde or more ago?
bunch of paranoid garbage