In the discussion thread: Pic Of The Moment: Xenophobia Update: Republicans Now Think France Is Très Bon [View all]
Response to EarlG (Original post)
Tue Apr 24, 2012, 06:37 PM
MADem (94,961 posts)
16. Mitt should have stayed on that damn bike--he killed his BOSS's WIFE over there in a car wreck!
He was at the wheel, the boss's wife didn't make it, and as a consequence the boss said screw this shit and went home, and Mitt moved up in the Mormon church because he took over for the boss.
And, to make it more juicy, it was a drunken priest who was in the OTHER car!
The GOP always seems to have a car or plane wreck in the back of their campaign histories....
And even then, he displayed the wholesome—some might say goofy—sense of humor, organizational skills, and work ethic that help to explain why Romney was designated an assistant to the American leader of the Mormon mission in France. And that is how, at the age of 21, he ended up behind the steering wheel of a stylish low-riding Citroën DS with the mission leader, his wife, and three others crammed into a car made for five people on a winding road in southwestern France. Another car, driven by a speeding priest, who by most accounts seemed drunk, struck Romney’s car head-on.http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/14/mitt-romney-s-life-as-a-missionary-nearly-killed-in-a-car-accident.html
Police who arrived on the scene initially assumed that Romney was dead. A photo of him in the hospital later shows him with a cast on his arm and a black eye.) Tragically, the wife of the mission leader did die, and her injured husband departed France almost immediately. Romney, who had been transferred to Paris by then, was temporarily tasked with co-administrating to the needs of 200 missionaries in France until the Mormon hierarchy managed to send a new elder to take the leader’s place.
And of course, in typical Mitt The Shit fashion, he disses the country that put up with him trying to interfere with their culture and customs with his noxious prosletyzing!
So it is interesting that when Romney has spoken of France on the presidential campaign trail—whether in 2008 or now—it has generally not been to highlight his global experience, but to denigrate France (or, most recently, Europe in general) as a land of decline that has weakened the drive of its citizens with welfare-state comforts. It’s the sort of argument that has changed little since the 1960s, even though Europe’s social safety net has thinned substantially and many European nations have recently embraced stern austerity measures.
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|The Wielding Truth||Apr 2012||#8|
Mitt should have stayed on that damn bike--he killed his BOSS's WIFE over there in a car wreck!
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