Does Mitt Romney have a dirty trickster in his immediate entourage? The case of aide Jay Garrity continues to percolate. Garrity is the fellow who apparently has been passing himself off as a Massachusetts state trooper in an effort to intimidate at least one reporter — from the New York Times — who evidently was covering Romney in New Hampshire too closely for the campaign’s comfort.
Where would Garrity have come up with the idea of impersonating a state trooper?
A profile of Romney in the latest New Republic includes this tidbit, from Mitt’s high school days at the posh Cranbrook academy. According to classmates, Mitt was known “less for his achievements than his pranks — like the time he and some friends borrowed a state trooper’s uniform from his father’s security detail and pulled over students from the neighboring girls’ school.”
As Ben Stein would say, “Hmmmm.”