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Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents
Washington Post ^ | 05-10-12 | Jason Horowitz

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 wasn’t having it.

“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber’s look, Friedemann recalled.

A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s 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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To: dfwgator

This SMELLS of direct opposition research handed straight from the DNC to the ComPost for printing.


81 posted on 05/10/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Agamemnon
His residence in Belmont, MA from the late 1960's - 1970's is particularly coincidental. The John Birch Society was (and still is I believe) based in Belmont, MA.

They moved to Grand Chute or Appleton WI (Joseph McCarthy's hometown) in 1989. There's probably not much of them left in Belmont.

FWIW, just found out Robert Welch was a Baptist who became a Unitarian. Probably not much left of Welch in today's UUA either.

82 posted on 05/10/2012 11:10:57 AM PDT by x
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To: raulgomez05

They almost broadcasted Bush’s colonoscopy on the air.


83 posted on 05/10/2012 11:18:27 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: dfwgator

What’s up with Matt Drudge posting all this homo crap about Romney? I know Drudge is supposedly homosexual, but he needs to get a grip.


84 posted on 05/10/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: raulgomez05

Simply Amazing! In just several weeks, the Rancid Media has uncovered what Romney did one afternoon in high school. Yet, in 4 1/2 years, they have been unable to uncover one single Obama record of anything!


85 posted on 05/10/2012 11:21:46 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: massgopguy
There seemed to have been a picture connected to that story, but the picture was shown to have been photo shopped, just like everything else in the lying fraud's life and profile. Filthy scumbag he is.
86 posted on 05/10/2012 11:27:54 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: raulgomez05

So the Obama campaign theme last week was women and this week it’s gays? Nice timing, Washington Post. I have no respect or love of Romney but this is propaganda timed to support Obama’s presidential campaign.


87 posted on 05/10/2012 11:30:43 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: Agamemnon
Okay, but where was the "Don't let them immanentize the eschaton" bumber sticker?
88 posted on 05/10/2012 11:45:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Rush: If Ward Churchill had a daughter, sheÂ’d look like Elizabeth Warren.)
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To: raulgomez05

Hmmmmm, so they can actually investigate what romney did back in ‘65 but for some reason they can’t go back to ‘61 to find the mysterious birth certificate, interesting.


89 posted on 05/10/2012 11:51:01 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Agamemnon

Please take me off of your anti-Romney ping list.


90 posted on 05/10/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Agamemnon

One other point that occurs to me — Mittens had to organize a posse to back him up. Even back then, he was too spineless to confront somebody face-to-face like a man.


91 posted on 05/10/2012 1:23:21 PM PDT by torchy
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To: Agamemnon
A followup:
Phillip Maxwell, an attorney in Michigan, confirmed to CBS News that the incident with John Lauber is accurately described in The Washington Post piece. Maxwell was one of the Post's four on-the-record sources. A fifth asked not to be named. Maxwell says the only thing not accurate is that the Post reporter said the incident occurred in a dorm room, but it happened in a common room.

"Mitt was a prankster, there's no doubt about it. This thing with Lauber wasn't a prank. This was, well, as a lawyer, it was an assault. It was an assault and a battery. And I'm sure that John Lauber carried it with him for the rest of his life," Maxwell told CBS News.


92 posted on 05/10/2012 1:36:03 PM PDT by torchy
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To: torchy
A further account:
One former classmate and old friend of Romney’s -- who refused to be identified by name -- said there are "a lot of guys" who went to Cranbrook who have "really negative memories" of Romney’s behavior in the dorms, behavior this classmate describes as "like Lord of the Flies."

93 posted on 05/10/2012 1:38:24 PM PDT by torchy
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To: raulgomez05

Oh, Romney was a bully prick in high school?? I’m shocked...just shocked.


94 posted on 05/10/2012 3:22:00 PM PDT by BearArms
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To: raulgomez05

Everything we learn about Romney reveals the arrogance of privilege, it is shocking to learn that it could also be so violent, and demeaning.


95 posted on 05/10/2012 3:39:06 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Obama, Romney,"Eurasia" "Eastasia" "Oceania" I can't keep up with the players anymore.)
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To: torchy
"Certainly all of us who were involved in it have very distinct memories of it. I would think if you were the perpetrator your memories would be even sharper," Maxwell added.

Unless I'm reading this incorrectly, this guy Maxwell was involved in the incident but somehow thinks his hands are clean but Romney's aren't?

96 posted on 05/10/2012 3:53:15 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: raulgomez05

“most electable” bump


97 posted on 05/10/2012 6:21:12 PM PDT by Dajjal ("I'm not concerned about the very poor." -- severely conservative Mitt 'Etch-A-Sketch' Rmoney)
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To: ansel12
Everything we learn about Romney reveals the arrogance of privilege, it is shocking to learn that it could also be so violent, and demeaning.

Do you believe everything that the WP pushes down your throat?

Can you say AGENDA? Give it a try, you can do it.

98 posted on 05/10/2012 6:42:53 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

Romney has denied that he did this?


99 posted on 05/10/2012 7:20:25 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Obama, Romney,"Eurasia" "Eastasia" "Oceania" I can't keep up with the players anymore.)
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To: CaptainK

torchy is gone. Any idea why?


100 posted on 05/10/2012 7:33:32 PM PDT by fml
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