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Bullying: Romney vs. Bush

So there's a story out about Romney in high school organizing an assault on a gay classmate for looking different and to cut his hair. Teens are assholes, teens in 1965 even more so, so this might not be a big story, except for Romney totally fumbling the apology and anything else about it.

"If anyone was offended I apologize for the incident I don't remember."
"Hey, would my old friends like to be character witnesses?"
Friends: "No. Actually you were an asshole."
Reporter: "So, Mr. Romney..."
"Jobsjobsjobsjobs"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romneys-prep-school-classmates-recall-pranks-but-also-troubling-incidents/2012/05/10/gIQA3WOKFU_print.html
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/romney-if-anybody-was-offended-i-apologize
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/report-romney-camp-asking-old-prep-school-friends?ref=fpblg
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/romney-friend-stu-white-says-campaign-wants-him-to-counter-prank-accusations/
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/romney-ignores-reporters-question-on-whether-hs-behavior

What's wacky is a contrasting story that just popped up about another Republican in 1965:
Dubya: "Shut up. How would you like to walk in his shoes?"
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/05/content-of-romneys-character.html

The GOP is being surprisingly reticent too:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/11/us/politics/obama-campaign-tries-to-capitalize-on-marriage-issue.html?_r=2
"Let's not talk about equality or rights. Jobsjobsjobsjobs."

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