“It’s a haunting memory. I think it was for everybody that spoke up about it… because when you see somebody who is simply different taken down that way and is terrified and you see that look in their eye you never forget it. And that was what we all walked away with,” said Phillip Maxwell, who is now an attorney and still considers Romney an old friend.
“I saw it with my own eyes,” said Maxwell, of the anecdote first reported by the Washington Post. Maxwell said Romney held the scissors helping to cut the hair of a student, John Lauber, who was presumed to be gay and who had long hair. “It was a hack job… clumps of hair taken off.”
Maxwell said he held the boy’s arm and leg, describing he and his friends as a “pack of dogs.”He said they didn't target Lauber because he was gay, they used different words then. Well naturally Willard has a different memory of it, or maybe several.
“I’m not going to be too concerned about their piece they talk about the fact that I played a lot of pranks in high school and they describe some that well you just say to yourself, back in high school well I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended obviously I apologize but overall high school years were a long time ago,” said Romney in an interview on Kilmeade and Friends radio show about his years at the Cranbook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Asked specifically as to whether he remembered an anecdote in the story that describes Romney cutting the hair of one of his classmates who was “presumed” to be gay because the candidate did not like his long hairstyle, Romney responded, “You know, I don’t.”
“I don’t remember that incident,” Romney said, laughing, before adding that whether someone was “homosexual, that was the furthest thing from my mind back in the 1960s, so that was not the case.”
You know, I was a stupid and insecure male in high school and no paragon of swell behavior. I can clearly remember things that are embarrassing and were mean in small ways. (small meanness is not a good thing, it sucks on so many levels) There were physical confrontations with people who picked fights with me which ended with both parties getting hurt. It would never have occurred to me to have led a posse to assault someone - especially to do something as stupid as cut their hair - not fucking ever. In point of fact had I witnessed such a thing there is every chance of punches and kicks getting launched.
I would remember such a thing, whether I did it or saw it. It cannot be true of anyone without a mental deficiency to not remember such a thing. It is a LIE or evidence of something seriously wrong with them. I will go a bit farther, it wasn't called gay in the 60's but there were names for it - queer, faggot, homo, and some even less polite. Mitt Romney is a liar that it was no concern at that time and long haired hippies got called all those names commonly and even in the media.
Mitt is in pretty good shape legally, the statute of limitations has long run out on assault though it is a pretty sure thing that charges would never have been brought against a Romney sprout. You might want to consider what kinds of charges would apply today... This wasn't a prank, shaving cream on a seat is a prank, this was a physical assault led by a chickenshit who needed a posse to pull it off. Well, people grow up and change... there is generally evidence that such has occurred. I'd say the contrary exists and even the candidate's own words demonstrate his facility with a lie and his entire lack of concern with causing suffering on the part of others. I suppose he can throw a lot of money at this election and figure enough of the "other than 27%" are Alzheimer sufferers and can manage to not remember any of this shit - like him.
I didn't think I could like Mittens much less... well, I do.