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CAMPAIGN '94 Romney: Disorderly charge was dismissed (Mittens gone wild)
Boston Herald Archive ^ | 1994

Posted on 10/27/2011 6:03:09 PM PDT by mnehring

..A "park ranger" approached him and informed him his boat registration number was not properly displayed, [W. Mitt Romney] said. The ranger ordered him to keep the boat out of the water or receive a ticket.

Romney said he returned to his wife, who urged him to pay the ticket. As he attempted to launch the boat, Romney said the ranger informed him he was under arrest and placed him in handcuffs.

"The ranger came over and was very upset," Romney said. "I expected him to give me a ticket. He was not happy I launched my boat." Romney said he was taken in his bathing suit to the Natick police station, and released on his own recognizance...

(Excerpt) Read more at pqasb.pqarchiver.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: disorderlyconduct; mitt; romney
I'm still looking for more info on this, but it seems Mittens has a problem with authority.
1 posted on 10/27/2011 6:03:15 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Why don’t he run as a Libertarian then?


2 posted on 10/27/2011 6:06:00 PM 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: mnehring

Hmm. Very interesting. Needs to be revived and given more mileage. Good find.

Now all we need is a killer rabbit to top it off.


3 posted on 10/27/2011 6:06:05 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: mnehring

Romney is a putz. Such people do not accept that the laws everyone else must follow also applies to him.

Hmm...this sounds exactly like something the putz in the White House would do, too.


4 posted on 10/27/2011 6:10:30 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: mnehring
The ranger ordered him to keep the boat out of the water or receive a ticket.

A two-bit statist arrests a blueblood statist.

How ironic.

5 posted on 10/27/2011 6:15:11 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: mnehring

Wow... this is hilarious. I am surprised that this wasn’t made public during his last run.


6 posted on 10/27/2011 6:18:35 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~........ leaning heavy for Newt 2012)
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To: mnehring

Wow! What an earthshaking story sure to destroy the man. Good work, sleuth. You need to phone Rick Perry and bring this to his attention pronto. Have fun.


7 posted on 10/27/2011 6:22:11 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: mnehring

I wonder if he said, “Do you know who I am??”


8 posted on 10/27/2011 6:24:49 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: mnehring

I’m not a Romney supporter (Go Cain!) but if the ranger said he’d get a ticket, & his wife said “we’ll just pay the ticket”, then I’m not surprised he went ahead & started to launch the boat.

I am REALLY sick to death of the cops, TSA, park rangers, etc., who act like they are in charge of us all & we have to do what they say. He was arrested because the registration decal wasn’t displayed the way the park ranger wanted? Too d*mn bad!

Yes, I have a problem with authority these days, too.


9 posted on 10/27/2011 6:26:16 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: mnehring
"it seems Mittens has a problem with authority."

Oh, I dunno. Consider who he was up against.

In ascending order the three vilest, most despicable and foul classes ever to walk the face of the Earth are:

- Incurable lepers.
- Park rangers
- Curable lepers

10 posted on 10/27/2011 6:27:36 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: mnehring

“I’m still looking for more info on this, but it seems Mittens has a problem with authority.”

When you are practicing to be a god of your own planet you are the authority and can do whatever you want!


11 posted on 10/27/2011 6:28:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: mnehring

He should have berthed his boat in Rhode Island.


12 posted on 10/27/2011 6:31:18 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Twotone
Great post!

My sentiments too. See my post #5.

13 posted on 10/27/2011 6:32:22 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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Well this is interesting, if true. The disorderly conduct charge was only dropped after Mittens threatened to sue the state.

http://romneyfacts.com/issue_rap.php

I guess he was just using those deep pockets and lawyers.. He also apparently fought to have the file sealed.

Hmm.. makes you wonder what else is in it. Now I really need to dig.. maybe a FOIA request.


14 posted on 10/27/2011 6:33:01 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Did Mittens just get ‘swift-boated’ with his own boat ?


15 posted on 10/27/2011 6:46:20 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: billorites

In ascending order the three vilest, most despicable and foul classes ever to walk the face of the Earth are:

- Incurable lepers.
- Park rangers
- Curable lepers


I spent over ten years working in parks for various companies.

You’re being too kind.


16 posted on 10/27/2011 6:48:15 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: mnehring

The link has another wild story.
Which cbsnews.com ran on their website Feb 2010.

Romney got caught in a traffic jam on the way to the Olympics
and became irate,
screaming at the traffic cops.

“The traffic volunteer Shaun Knopp stated that ROMNEY “asked me who the f___ I was
and what the f___ I was doing.
We got the Olympics going on we don’t need this s___ down here.”

“....... ROMNEY denied part of the allegation, insisting he hadn’t used the F-word since high school —
but admitted he used a word
he described as “H-E-double hockey sticks.”

Disposition: The Utah Department of Safety advised it had decided against initiating a “profanity probe.”


17 posted on 10/27/2011 6:53:05 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: mnehring

You found the first news story that I like Romney for. The park ranger sounds like a d-bag to me.


18 posted on 10/27/2011 7:33:54 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

“You found the first news story that I like Romney for. The park ranger sounds like a d-bag to me.”

You only got Mitt’s side of the story. And the minute a story-teller accuses the other person involved of being “upset”, LEOS do it it too, I get suspicious of the story teller who is trying to make the other person look bad.


19 posted on 10/27/2011 7:53:32 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

He arrested him for putting his boat in the water with an improperly displayed boat registration. The horror.


20 posted on 10/27/2011 8:00:01 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

After he was told not to. Read the story.


21 posted on 10/27/2011 8:03:56 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

He was told he would get a ticket, not arrested. I read the story. Do you do everything someone tells you because they have a certain outfit on? Some cops are jerks. The less real authority they have, the worse they usually are. A park ranger is about as bad as a mall rent-a-cop.


22 posted on 10/27/2011 8:08:51 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Repeat. That is Mittens story not the Ranger’s. So I’ll have to spell it out for you. The way Mittens tells it is the way any lying weasel Harvard lawyer would tell it to try to make it look like the Ranger gave him a choice, as if Mittens was told by the Ranger he could launch and use his unregistered boat if Mittens would pay a ticket. Preposterous. Shall I go on?


23 posted on 10/27/2011 8:17:29 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

It wasn’t unregistered, the registration was improperly displayed. You can “go on” if you like, but I would rather not waste either of our time.


24 posted on 10/27/2011 8:25:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

“It wasn’t unregistered, the registration was improperly displayed.”

So Mittens says. The more I look at what Mittens says, the less believable it is that anything happened in that incident the way he tells it. So Mittens goes back to his wife and she tells him what to do about the situation? if that part of his story is true, it just makes Mitt look worse.


25 posted on 10/27/2011 8:39:50 PM PDT by ngat
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To: mnehring

Good for him! I’d have probably done the same thing. Sometimes these “Mr. Ranger” types get nutty


26 posted on 10/27/2011 8:42:37 PM PDT by sand lake bar (The Ox-bow Incident is one of my favorite movies.)
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To: EEGator

Agree. This story actually makes me like Mitt.


27 posted on 10/27/2011 8:44:38 PM PDT by sand lake bar (The Ox-bow Incident is one of my favorite movies.)
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To: ngat

I think there are enough politically viable reasons to dislike Romney. This incident is a non issue to most people. Nail him on flip-flopping, socialized health care, green energy, and the homo crap.


28 posted on 10/27/2011 8:50:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: sand lake bar

I hate all the nanny state garbage. The ranger should have something more important to do, or the park has too many rangers.


29 posted on 10/27/2011 8:52:45 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I agree with that.


30 posted on 10/27/2011 9:57:38 PM PDT by ngat
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