But the Washington Post wants to make a story about Romney's buddies from his days at Cranbrook School (Actually it was called Cranbrook Institute, back then) in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on an incident that took place there.... 47 YEARS AGO.
According to the Washington Post story:
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!” 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.
Romney's buddies then, were (based on the story)
Matthew Friedemann, now a dentist; Phillip Maxwell, a lawyer; Thomas Buford, a retired prosecutor; and David Seed, a retired principal — spoke on the record. Another former student who witnessed the incident asked not to be identified. The men have differing political affiliations, although they mostly lean Democratic.
Ironically, another high school classmate, Gary Hummel recalls a comment Romney made nearly 50 years ago, that, according to the Washington Post, Mr Hummel
was a closeted gay student at the time, recalled that his efforts to speak out in class were punctuated with Romney shouting, “Atta girl!”
OK, well if Mr Hummel was a "closet gay student", then how did Mitt Romney know, when he said "Atta Girl"?
One other thing I found interesting about the Washington Post story
"I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and said he has been “disturbed” by the Lauber incident since hearing about it several weeks ago, before being contacted by The Washington Post.This is a fresh story, breaking on May 10th. It was never brought out before then.
So, how did Mr White only hear about it "several weeks ago, BEFORE the WP contacted him"???
And if he was a popular friend of Romney back then, how come he didn't know about it, up until SEVERAL WEEKS AGO?
ODD, isn't it?
And of course this story breaks the day after President Obama flip-flops on gay marriage.
Coincidence, or what?
This is all about NOTHING. Obama's Campaign, and their beloved press can't (or won't) talk about Obama's past, which is disturbing to say the least, nor his presidency record, but they will dig up 50 year old stories and run an 11 page piece on the Romney's time in High school..............Please, THATS the LAME stream media!