Mr Romney and several schoolmates held down classmate John Lauber and cut off his bleached blond hair after seeking him out in his dorm room at their prestigious boarding school. The Post said Lauber was "perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality" and that he screamed for help as Romney held him down. The paper recounted another incident in which Romney shouted "atta girl" to a different student at the all-boys' school who, years later, came out as gay.

At least at English "prestigious boarding schools" the boys have a long tradition of "making love not war." Which is probably why we now have an Old Etonian prime minister very much in favour of same sex marriage.



  1. At the risk of being seen as a Romneylubber, I’d just like to say that I hope that I’m a far more interesting and better person than I was 30 some years ago, back in the day.

  2. I think being a bully is like being gay. It sticks. He may truly believe now that there is nothing wrong with being gay. But I’d bet my bottom dollar that he is still a bully.

  3. OMG! We have a difference of opinion on this matter that just may test our bonds of affection (But since you might just like that, I probably shouldn’t have mentioned it.).

    Romney aside, as I don’t want to be seen as a Romney apologist, life’s too short, if we believe that bullying “sticks,” then our Gospel is in vain. I do know those who would describe their high school behavior as bullying, but they are not bullies in adulthood. If change and growth are not possible, then I want off the merry-go-round.

    I understand that you are not equating being gay and being a bully, but speaking as one who knew he was the prior at about age 8, but never the latter, I believe that it should be clear that they have nothing in common in regards to their constitution. To attempt to do so, diminished one, and elevates the other. IMHO.

  4. He’s still a Republican so he is still a bully. He will have bullied his way to the top. Republicanism is the politics of bullying. The Tea Party are bullies. The 60% who voted against gay marriage are bullies. Removing welfare from the poor is kicking someone when they are down. That is bullying. Survival of the fittest is nothing more or less than the survival of the biggest bully.

  5. While I don’t believe “once a bully, always a bully”, I believe there’s AMPLE evidence Romney is still a bully.

    Now, once homoerotically-driven, au contraire, ALWAYS…