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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This SMELLS of direct opposition research handed straight from the DNC to the ComPost for printing.
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.
They almost broadcasted Bush’s colonoscopy on the air.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Please take me off of your anti-Romney ping list.
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.
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.
One former classmate and old friend of Romneys -- who refused to be identified by name -- said there are "a lot of guys" who went to Cranbrook who have "really negative memories" of Romneys behavior in the dorms, behavior this classmate describes as "like Lord of the Flies."
Oh, Romney was a bully prick in high school?? I’m shocked...just shocked.
Everything we learn about Romney reveals the arrogance of privilege, it is shocking to learn that it could also be so violent, and demeaning.
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?
most electable bump
Do you believe everything that the WP pushes down your throat?
Can you say AGENDA? Give it a try, you can do it.
Romney has denied that he did this?
torchy is gone. Any idea why?