I just got through reading Washington Post reporter Jason Horowitz’s “expose” of Mitt Romney’s prep school days the centerpiece of which focuses on an alleged bullying incident of a gay student in 1965.
If the Washington Post and other liberal media outlets insist on getting the skinny on Romney’s day to day life from the age of 12 to 18 then the very least they can do is to at long last release President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental, Columbia University and Harvard Law School. Does it really have to take a $10,000 bounty to find about Obama’s academic records?
And what about the Rashidi Khalidi tape the Los Angeles Times is still guarding with its dear life? What was said (or perhaps not said) by either Obama or by Khalidi, a onetime mouthpiece for the PLO, that is unfit to be seen or heard by the American public? Remember this tribute dinner for Khalidi happened in 2003 when Obama was in his early forties, a Senior Lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, an Illinois State Senator, and a year removed from making his national debut at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. So whatever was said (or not said) cannot be excused by youthful hijinks.
But getting back to Romney, let’s suppose for argument’s sake that every word Horowitz wrote is true. Consider this passage:
In later years, after Romney went on a Mormon mission, married and raised five sons, he seemed a different person to some old classmates. “Mitt began to change as a person when he met Ann Davies. He gradually became a more serious person. She was part of the process of him maturing and becoming more of the person he is today,” said Jim Bailey, who was a classmate of Romney’s at Cranbrook and later at Harvard.
In which case, are we to judge Romney by a single thoughtless act committed at around the same time The Beatles were recording Help! or are we to judge him by the man he’s been since Ann Romney came into his life?
UPDATE: Needless to say, it would seem that every word Horowitz wrote is not true. So say John Lauber’s sisters. But then again how can you be long bothered by an incident you only just became aware of? The New York Post even says, “Shame on The Washington Post.” Not that it’s stopping Martin Bashir at MSNBC. As far as the liberal media is concerned the facts be damned. They’ve got a President to re-elect.
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