Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Washington Post has “Trayvon Martined” a Romney story.

A very silly story was reported about the likely GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney by The Washington Post a few days ago.  Reportedly, Romney bullied a gay classmate by cutting off his hair as other classmates held him down.  This happened in 1965;  forty-seven whole, long years ago.  Is this a clue as to how desperate liberals really are to cast shadows of doubt over Romney?  And is it a sign to show just how liberal media entities will go to help Barack Obama get elected?
There are many problems with this article; the first is that it was actually written, but also, after reading the article, it was never reported that Romney made any comments about the alleged victim’s sexuality.  The story only reported that Romney commented about the alleged victim’s “style” or manner of dress…his looks.  
It’s becoming clear that The Washington Post “Trayvon Martined” this story; meaning they created hype, exaggerated details, or totally  manufactured the story.  Breitbart News has already begun to dismantle the shanty “details” pulled together by the Washington Post.
Automobile Magazine also interviewed some of the same characters that were interviewed by The Washington Post; however, the portrait of Romney emerges a bit differently.  And even The Washington Post’s story actually compliments Romney:
It was at Cranbrook where he first lived on his own, found his future wife and made his own decisions. One can see the institution’s influence on his demeanor and actions during those years, but also how it helped form the clubbiness and earnestness, the sense of leadership and enthusiasm, apparent in his careers as a businessman and a politician. “He strongly bought in to community service,” said Richard Moon, a schoolmate at the time. “That hard work was its own reward.” What is less visible today is what was most apparent to his prep-school peers: his jocularity.
So, Romney was a prankster who showed a sense of leadership and enthusiasm even back then?
Any credibility that this story had for the first ten seconds of being published is dissipating quite quickly and anything from the Washington Post should be viewed with a side glance from now on.
John Lauber died in 20044, so there is no possibility of getting his side of the story, but ABC News is reporting outrage from Lauber’s family over this seemingly fabricated story. Betsy Lauber stated:
“The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. There will be no more comments from the family.”
Another sister, Christine Lauber also spoke out and made this comment: 
“Even if it did happen, John probably wouldn’t have said anything.  If he were still alive today, he would be furious [about the story], she said with tears in her eyes.”
How far is too far to go back into someone’s life for “vetting purposes”? While it is extremely important to know as much information about a potential President of the United States as possible, is it really necessary to go back to their high school days? Especially in the absence of a pattern of behavior? If any stage in one’s life is fair game for digging into, then I’m sure we’ll be reading about how Romney crapped in his diaper when he was an infant because it is certainly looking as if  the Left is just that desperate.