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Breaking: Romney apologizes for high-school pranks
Hotair ^ | 05/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/10/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Thankfully, our long national nightmare is over:

Mitt Romney apologized on Thursday morning for pranks he helped orchestrate in high school that he said “might have gone too far,” including an incident in which he pinned down a fellow student and cut his hair.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was responding to an article published a few hours earlier by The Washington Post documenting the episode with first-hand accounts from Romney’s classmates.

“Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that,” Romney said in a live radio interview with Fox News Channel personality Brian Kilmeade. Romney added: “I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks during high school and some might have gone too far and for that, I apologize.”

Romney’s campaign hastily scheduled the radio interview for the candidate to call in from Omaha, where he is holding a campaign event later Wednesday, to respond to The Post’s report.

Politically speaking, this was the smart thing to do. Other campaigns would have tried challenging the veracity of the stories and/or the motives of the witnesses, but that’s a losing proposition. The more a campaign debates those points, the longer the story goes, and the more legitimacy it has in the media. Instead, the Romney campaign made it an old story before it began to grow legs by just expressing remorse over any cruelty that may have taken place in high school.

I eagerly await the next set of stories about how in middle school Romney refused to give cuts in line to kids from low-income families, or how he shamelessly violated the “exies-no-erasies” rule in elementary school with his female classmates.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apology; bloggers; braking; pranks; prepschoolprank; romney; romney2012; romneyrecord; romneytruthfile; teens
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To: Diogenesis

Nice Dem talking points... Dog abuser? Wow


151 posted on 05/10/2012 2:01:31 PM PDT by NE Cons
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To: NE Cons

Dog abuser?

What do you call it? 650 miles, 12 hours on the freeway, when the dog gets sick from it, Romney hoses off the diarrhea from the car, the dog, the cage, then he puts the wet dog back up there and continues, they then got rid of that dog, or as is claimed, two of the Romney boys say that the dog ran off forever when they arrived in Canada at the end of the trip.


152 posted on 05/10/2012 3:13:17 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Obama, Romney,"Eurasia" "Eastasia" "Oceania" I can't keep up with the players anymore.)
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To: wideminded
No. A lot of bullies and sociopaths do well in finance. That's just a fact.

Who's facts? Yours?

Once again....change your name to narrowminded....it fit's better.

153 posted on 05/10/2012 3:17:47 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can honestly say that if I had been there as a fellow teen, Romney would have been stopped cold in his tracks (and yes, I was the type that could enforce that claim), I could never stand bullies, and would never tolerate a violent one like Romney evidently was, this puts that cop incident in perspective.


154 posted on 05/10/2012 3:18:14 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Obama, Romney,"Eurasia" "Eastasia" "Oceania" I can't keep up with the players anymore.)
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To: ansel12
And that affects how we should vote how?

Damn Kenyan Marxist is destroying our country and you bring up one incident from decades ago... Really, just want Obama and his minions want us to do... Distract from the disastrous record of the POtuS

155 posted on 05/10/2012 4:40:10 PM PDT by NE Cons
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To: SeekAndFind

We all know Romney is an ass. But we also have a major election coming up with our nations future at stake. 2 Supreme Court Justices probably at stake.

Who will be best to pick them? We have 2 choices it appears.


156 posted on 05/10/2012 4:44:14 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: NE Cons

Try to stay on topic, I merely corrected the dog story, it was abusive, the dog was made sick and ran away because of it.


157 posted on 05/10/2012 4:50:01 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Obama, Romney,"Eurasia" "Eastasia" "Oceania" I can't keep up with the players anymore.)
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To: ansel12

Ok fair enough... Still doesn’t rate in the 100,000 of issues I consider when voting


158 posted on 05/10/2012 5:01:45 PM PDT by NE Cons
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To: SeekAndFind

“most electable” bump


159 posted on 05/10/2012 6:18:35 PM PDT by Dajjal ("I'm not concerned about the very poor." -- severely conservative Mitt 'Etch-A-Sketch' Rmoney)
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To: GizzyGirl

Wow, so you are saying she turn out to be your best friend after you pinned her down when you removed her shoe while her eyes filling with tears, screamed for help? And all this started because she non-conformed to the surroundings. The word prank is being used loosely to say the least.


160 posted on 05/10/2012 7:15:03 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: SeekAndFind
Another sign that the Obama camp is desperate. Still months away from the general election and they are reduced to dredging up Romney's high school days - from so long ago that The Beatles were still on tour and computers were still in air-conditioned fortresses, operated by old men in white coats and ties.

Say what you want about Romney, but he is smart for simply apologizing for "whatever it is he might have done" and making it old news. If Elizabeth Warren adopted that tactic, nobody would be talking about "Fauxahontas" today and Scott Brown would still be worried. It seems that, unlike McCain, Romney is in this to actually win.

Obama's internal polls must really suck for him to resort to this desperation move.

161 posted on 05/10/2012 7:39:18 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Today, I officially outlive Phil Hartman)
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To: NE Cons

What retread troll are you ?


162 posted on 05/11/2012 12:32:07 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Osage Orange
No. A lot of bullies and sociopaths do well in finance. That's just a fact.

Who's facts? Yours?

Here's one article on this topic from the Wall Street Journal. You can easily look up others.

163 posted on 05/11/2012 1:03:51 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m not your enemy. Go harass someone else.


164 posted on 05/11/2012 6:44:30 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: NE Cons

Playing the victim, eh ? How like a Willardbot. Attacking Diogenesis for posting the facts about that Socialist abomination and when called on it, you whine like a baby.


165 posted on 05/11/2012 7:13:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What are you, joined at the hip? He can’t fight his own battles? Get lost


166 posted on 05/11/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: NE Cons

Tell you what, instead of attacking respected Conservative posters, how ‘bout YOU get lost, n00b troll ? Go over to some Willardfanboi website to do your brown-nosing of your Socialist idol.


167 posted on 05/11/2012 9:12:30 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You bore me. Your friend is making a fool of himself, and almost all FReepers are calling him out.

Get lost

168 posted on 05/11/2012 9:16:38 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: NE Cons

What was your last handle before you got zotted, troll ?


169 posted on 05/11/2012 9:26:02 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You got nothing better to do? I sure do.

Welcome to IGNORE

170 posted on 05/11/2012 9:28:01 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: SeekAndFind
Romney is apologizing for something 45 years ago?
171 posted on 05/11/2012 9:30:15 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: NE Cons

Just what I thought. Can’t answer a straightforward question. Another punk retread troll.


172 posted on 05/11/2012 9:31:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m not interested in silly banter with you. I’m interested in defeating Obama. Whether that’s Romney or a local dog catcher...


173 posted on 05/11/2012 9:33:57 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Your insults are really mature. Wow


174 posted on 05/11/2012 9:34:39 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: Vision

RE: Romney is apologizing for something 45 years ago?

Actually closer to 50 years ago.


175 posted on 05/11/2012 9:35:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Vision

He apologized “if he did anything to upset anyone”... This hit piece has been thoroughly debunked


176 posted on 05/11/2012 9:37:23 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: NE Cons

You guys are SO predictable. You Willardbots whine how you’ll ignore and never respond (!) to folks calling you out, but yet you never keep your word, and keep on coming back to complain and play the victim. So like your Socialist idol, Willard. Weak and lame.


177 posted on 05/11/2012 9:40:24 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Infactuated with me much?


178 posted on 05/11/2012 9:42:07 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: NE Cons

Sorry, sugarplum. I don’t play for YOUR team. Go try Ann Coulter.


179 posted on 05/11/2012 9:47:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I have way better things to do. Way. So go harass someone else


180 posted on 05/11/2012 9:57:54 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: NE Cons

Can’t ever keep your word. How like a Willardbot.


181 posted on 05/11/2012 10:00:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yawn


182 posted on 05/11/2012 10:31:11 AM PDT by NE Cons
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To: NE Cons

There you go again.


183 posted on 05/11/2012 10:35:54 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: wideminded
Claims and people's opinions....don't make them "facts".

FWIW--

184 posted on 05/11/2012 6:24:46 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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