Well the President finally jumps on the equality bandwagon and suddenly all the loonies are finding a reason to speak. Let's take Romney's little admission on Fox Radio first.
Yesterday, after the President came out, so to speak, for marriage equality, good ol' Willard admitted that he was "intolerant" in high school. Like that went away upon graduation. Yes, who would think that a rich kid would use his families wealth and social position to bully someone? This is what Romney told Fox yesterday: "The people involved didn’t come out of the closet until years later," Romney told a Fox News radio show. "I had no idea that this person might have been gay."
"I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks during high school and some may have gone too far. And for that I apologize," he added.
The apology is in reference to a Washington Post article by Jason Horowitz, which reports that an 18 year old Romney refused to tolerate his gay classmate John Lauber walking around the ritzy Cranbrook School with long, bleached-blonde hair.
"That's wrong. Just look at him!" Romney exclaimed. According to several sources including Romney's friend Matthew Friedemann, things then took a dark turn.
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.
According to the article, Romney also taunted a closeted gay classmate with calls of “atta girl!” in a separate incident.
Gotta give him credit he apologized as soon as he was exposed, only took him 45 years. That haircut business alone is enough to make me dislike him. How many times did I have to stare down some asshole with that goofy but evil look while hearing all those very words and hey, I was just a hippie.
Bullies always seem to win don't they? Why not drop Willard a note thanking him for finally seeing the light about his spoiled and abusive ways even if it did take him 45 years to do it.
Bristol Palin also had a few words on family values for the president and his daughters: "While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview."
Wise words considering her family's struggle to keep her childs father away from his child.
So , I know that there a lot of people who will not suffer another bully. I just thought that I'd spread the word.