US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney does not often speak about the two years he spent as a Mormon missionary in France. But available information and insight from those who knew him point to a formative period of his life.
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June 16th 1968. Mitt Romney was driving north on N524 through Beaulac. When he got to the intersection at the TPT building (Rue de la Poste), he mistook the two oncoming southbound lanes for a two-way road. Any large vehicle slowing to make the sharp right turn there would have obscured his vision. Aggressive driving took over.
Modern traffic dividers had not yet been installed and he was careless. His own right-side lane was mistaken for a turn-off. He entered the oncoming Left Turn lane and struck the Mercedes driven by Bishop Vilnet head-on. Total impact was in the 40- to 50-mph range based on tech analysis of the impact damage -- a proper Mythbuster-ing to follow.
The story told by Romney and Friends is a fiction. Bishop Vilnet has never been known as "Albert Marie." Vilnet was not out of his proper driving lane. He was not speeding. He was not drunk. He has not died, quite yet anyway though some might be praying to the Dark Side to hasten that event. He was born in 1922, so these Ugly Americans did retain the correct age in 1968 by their own reckoning.
Mr. Romney is a liar. For him and for his friends, lying is a team sport. "It is always the best policy to speak the truth--unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar" -- which applies here to the accident and to no-seat-belt death of Mrs. Leola Anderson, the claims that Mr. Romney was in a coma for two days with zero after effects, the whole of blaming Bishop Jean Vilnet, as well as Romney's similar failure to release the 1998/1999/2000/2001 federal tax forms -- which have sworn declarations of state residency and which imply tax frauds in either Massachusetts and/or Utah.
As criminality has been the Achilles heel of Capitalism for centuries -- with lying the go-to tool for frauds -- Mr. Romney is among the worst of the worst. In 2007 he painted the American and international media with bloody slanders against Bishop Vilnet, then 85 years old. his business dealing have to be hidden in inaccessible foreign banks. Has Mr. Romney any sense of decency, any core drives for public performance beyond ambition and his own desire to dominate others? What fools needs be to accept leadership from such an Ayn Randian narcissistic monster?
Contrary to Romney's lies, he is not dead quite yet, did not cause the automobile accident in 1968, and was not responsible for the death of Mrs. Leola Anderson. There was no episode of Bishop Vilnet speeding or failing to pass a truck. He has never, ever been known as "Albert Marie." Howver, he was born in 1922, so they kept the right age. Romney and his friends are liars to the bone, saying anything and everything false to avoid taking responsibility -- lying as a team sport.
France isn't a problem. It's a wonderful place.
The French government, and french bureaucracy are the problem. They're horrid.
I have no idea what cultural forces cause the French people to put up with this nonsense but Mr. Romney should be clear on his message - socialist governments are evil, no matter whether they inhabit America, France, or any other country in the world. The people here, there and everywhere deserve to be free of the scourge of socialism.
How refreshing that Romneys' college days can be tracked and he was doing something good. Our current president has had all of his records "locked up", or so it seems.
I served in Australia,and I know you can't spend two years among people (often anti-American)and not love them and learn to see the USA from a completely different perspective. Mormons are not typical Americans in that we go to Church every week with people from many different cultures, and with returned missionaries who have served in many different places.
romney got that woman killed, he had the sun in his face and wound up in the middle, southbound lane in front of the post office. been lying about it ever since.
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