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Mitt Romney-The French Years
LeMonde/WorldCrunch ^ | Phillippe Bernard

Posted on 03/08/2012 9:16:23 AM PST by AnTiw1

From 1966-1968, Romney spread 'the word of Jesus,' door-to-door from Bordeaux to Paris, as a Mormon missionary. It was a tumultuous period, both politically and personally for young Mitt. Indeed, some say his French tribulations are the source of his ambitions.

It was a small country road winding through the Bordeaux region, a tight curve entering the small village of Bernos-Beaulac, just before the local post office. On June 16, 1968, this typically French scenery almost ended Mitt Romney’s would-be career – and young life – before it had even yet begun.

A Mercedes was speeding in the opposite direction and missed the turn, hitting Romney’s car head-on. The Mormon missionary was 21 years old at the time, and “the son of the Governor of Michigan,” wrote the local newspaper Sud Ouest at the time.

The first policeman on the scene wrote “He’s dead” on Romney’s passport. It turned out Romney survived the accident with a swollen face and broken arm. But Leola Anderson -- the wife of the President of the Mormon Mission to France Duane Anderson, who was himself seriously hurt in the crash -- died.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chartered a special train to bring back its leader and Romney to Paris four days later. “In a rare move at the Saint-Jean station, (…) two ambulances were allowed to park on the platform in order to move the wounded onto the Paris-bound train,” wrote Sud Ouest daily. “I was frightened of driving a car,” said Mitt Romney to the Boston Globe in 2007. “I had a sense of vulnerability I had not experienced before.”

(Excerpt) Read more at sbs.com.au ...


TOPICS: Other non-Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: france; missionary; mormon; romney
if there were ever proof of the rules being different for the rich

i had one brother in my mormon family assigned to go to korea, another to maine

mitt romney? paris, naturally


1 posted on 03/08/2012 9:16:28 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1
somehow i managed to post this without a link to the rest of the story but i dropped a line andi hope the mods can fix it
2 posted on 03/08/2012 9:24:31 AM PST by AnTiw1 ("Where Liberty is, there is my country.")
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To: AnTiw1

Oh, a car accident.

I thought maybe he was held prisoner and enslaved by a couple of bootleg winemakers, ala Bart Simpson...


3 posted on 03/08/2012 9:25:11 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: AnTiw1

Vive le poulet!


4 posted on 03/08/2012 9:43:59 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: WayneS

... Is this propaganda? His dad a governor? It explains the activity and arrogance of self-annointedness.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 9:50:02 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: AnTiw1
when door after door was slammed in his face by French miscreants.

Miscreants? So if we don't vote for the other French guy we're miscreants? (I almost called him the "other white meat." There's a joke in there somewhere.)

6 posted on 03/08/2012 10:03:29 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: AnTiw1

From 1966-1968, Romney spread ‘the word of Jesus,’ door-to-door from Bordeaux to Paris, as a Mormon missionary.

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Well the first sentence is an outright lie. Mormon missionaries spread the word (and Gospel) of Joseph Smith. Jesus is just a ‘hook’.

But you know that.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 9:51:22 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut

yes, indeed i do
if you check the link there’s a lot of strange goings on w mitt in those years
even if he weren’t lds he’d be a very odd duck
been treated like the son of pharaoh since the womb
no connections with a normal person’s day to day concerns
his attitude in public is like the alien from another planet who’s watched all our tv shows and is trying to be like us but keeps tripping over all the nuances of human life our media didn’t prepare him for
he’s that far out there...the mothership has arrived...lol


8 posted on 03/08/2012 10:07:52 PM PST by AnTiw1 ("Where Liberty is, there is my Country." B. Franklin)
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To: AnTiw1; greyfoxx39; Colofornian; colorcountry; Godzilla; Elsie; ejonesie22; T Minus Four; svcw; ...

his attitude in public is like the alien from another planet who’s watched all our tv shows and is trying to be like us but keeps tripping over all the nuances of human life our media didn’t prepare him for

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That is also the perfect description of Mormons and Christianity, they go through the motions, what they think they should be saying or doing like “Jesus is the Christ”, and calling each other “Brother and Sister (last name)” out of rote, but they really don’t get it. And real Christians can see through the facade easily.

It also describes Mitt politically as well.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 10:45:58 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Excellence
...So if we don't vote for the other French guy we're miscreants?

THIS band of miscreants

10 posted on 03/09/2012 5:14:02 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: reaganaut
his attitude in public is like the alien from another planet who’s watched all our tv shows and is trying to be like us but keeps tripping over all the nuances of human life our media didn’t prepare him for

"I just want to serve you folks!"






11 posted on 03/09/2012 5:18:30 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: AnTiw1

Maybe he was looking for a White Horse in Paris? I hear they are much in vogue these days!!

Here’s a little French lingo for ya !

Tu es completement débile !!


12 posted on 03/09/2012 5:27:00 AM PST by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: AnTiw1
Mittens doesn't exactly have the luck o' the Irish like Barky does. The accident wasn't his fault but do we really want an unlucky President?

Imagine being a young man going door to door in a suit meeting young French pre-strumpets all day, and not being able to do a thing about it. Un-luck-eeee.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 5:55:27 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Elsie

That was a freaky little movie but they could sure sing.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 6:39:51 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: AnTiw1

alien - another planet - Well done perfect description.
Let’s take a wager how many times will this Romney resurrection story be published (always the same story different papers) before the convention?


15 posted on 03/09/2012 6:51:49 AM PST by svcw (CLEAN WATER http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: reaganaut
But you know that.

Yes we do.

16 posted on 03/09/2012 6:53:37 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: AnTiw1

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Willie Mitty was driving but this article doesnt make that clear...

a few months later he had another accident while he was driving...


17 posted on 03/09/2012 8:16:27 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: AnTiw1

Also the Mormons tried to say later that the CATHOLIC PRIEST who was driving the car that Romney hit was drunk...

However the police never said he was..

and there was never any evidence..

The mother of the Catholic priest and another lady were also in the car ...


18 posted on 03/09/2012 8:20:10 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Reeses

I have a friend who has a similar shirt that says “I can...I’m Ex-Mormon”.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 12:09:19 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Excellence; Elsie

The soundtrack for O Brother is one of my favorites. I love bluegrass.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 12:10:21 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: svcw

Isn’t there a view that the anti-christ would claim to be resurrected?


21 posted on 03/09/2012 12:11:16 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut

My wife SWEARS I have the script memorized!

(I haven’t.

yet.)


22 posted on 03/09/2012 2:14:14 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

I haven’t seen the movie in years. Maybe I’ll run down to our storage and grab the DVD and put it in tonight. I do have the soundtrack memorized though.

I’ve been known to turn up Angel Band and I’ll Fly Away so loud it shakes the house. ;)


23 posted on 03/09/2012 2:23:02 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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