Skip to comments.Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents
Posted on 05/10/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT by raulgomez05
Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasnt having it.
He cant look like that. Thats wrong. Just look at him! an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemanns recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Laubers look, Friedemann recalled.
A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the schools collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Laubers hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.
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I dislike Romney today and assume I would have disliked him in high school, but I don’t see any connection at all between this dumb story of a teenager acting foolishly and an election this year.
These bastards are going to force me to support Romney, and I don’t want to have to do that.
It’s almost as if they want Obama to lose.....if they want Obama to win, they should be damning Romney with faint praise, rather than trying to paint him as an actual conservative (which we all know he isn’t).
Romney hasn’t threatened to kill them, nevertheless, these bullying stories by privileged prep school boys do make my skin crawl. Can’t stand fraternities for the same reason
meh.. dont really care about the story.
This is just another post to get us to rally around the socialist Robama because the media is doing what it does and attacking someone running against a dem.
F Romney... Im not supporting a socialist. even when hes being attacked by other socialists.
I’m no Romney supporter, but this story is pure Barbara Streisand.
Maybe he does have some conservative traits in him. LOL
“...he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, ...
In 1965? BS.”
I agree. In fact, I was in an all boys boarding school in 1965. I’m sure some of my classmates were probably homosexual but they knew to keep a low profile.
Hey! They already told you that The Boy King is a genius.....what more do you want?
Even the WaPo readers, most of whom are dedicated leftists, are commenting that this is just a fluff hit piece.
what does that mean
Mulattø Usurper's Fictional Past
f'n marxist-fellating cøwards !
Barbara Streisand = Bovine Excrement
Why do we know so much about Romney in high school, and nothing about Obama in high school or college?
What happens in the Madrassa stays in the Madrassa?
Amazing that this story comes out just at the time
when Obama comes out for gay marriage eh.
Couldn’t have been planned, could it?
Axelrod: Ok Joe, first you’ll come out for gay marriage
then the marriage amendment will pass in NC, we know that.
Then Obama will come out in support of gays and right
after that we hit them with the Romney is homophobe
sorry, I am a little slow
Our nominee is a prep-school-pants-wetter.
All it would take is balance: apply the same level of scrutiny to the left as they apply to the right. The return to profitability would be swift. But they won't do it. Why?
And that is at the newspaper level, what about at the reporter level? No one wants to be the next Woodward and Bernstein? None of them? As I said, this reporter proves that it is not magic. But Obama's surface is not even scratched. Quite curious.
Surfer-look in Miami, circa 1965....
High school???????????? Please. Forty or fifty years later of what possible relevance is anything that anyone has done in high school? I helped toss a cheerleader into a snowbank during Winter Carnival. I forged hall passes. I regularly skipped my toughest class. I enjoyed the company of females under the age of 18 in parked cars. I occasionally consumed adult beverages. In short, I was a teenaged boy. WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!