MSNBC host of “The Last Word” Lawrence O’Donnell last night told the shocking story that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in college dressed up in an actual police officer’s uniform and impersonated a police officer. His impersonatings included pulling over cars in his white Rambler with a flashing rad police siren on top. The act of repeatedly impersonating a police officer is a felony, O’Donnell’s guest said. Here’s O’Donnell’s opening comment:
When Mitt Romney wasn’t gay-bashing kids whose hair he didn’t like, Mitt Romney ’s other favorite sick thing to do was to impersonate a police officer. In an exclusive article just released tonight by the National Memo, details emerge of a Mitt Romney who as a college freshman at Stanford University allegedly admitted to fellow dorm mates that he sometimes disguised himself as a police officer and laid out on his bed was a Michigan state trooper’s uniform. One of the people who saw the uniform said he told us that he had gotten the uniform from his father, George Romney, then the governor of Michigan, whose security detail was staffed by uniformed troopers. He told us that he was using it to pull over drivers on the road. He also had a red flashing light that he would attach to the top of his white Rambler. We thought it was all pretty weird. We all thought, wow, that’s pretty creepy. And after that, we didn’t have much interaction with him. Hundreds of thousands of men Mitt Romney ’s age got uniforms in those days the old fashioned way, by being drafted into military service. Mitt Romney avoided that with four consecutive draft deferments that he obtained that allowed him to, like his father before him and his sons after him, avoid combat in the war of his era, the Vietnam War.
Jon Stoltz, founder of VoteVets.org, told O’Donnell that it was offensive that Romney got four deferments to fight in the Vietnam War, yet recently told reporters he “longed” to go to Vietnam.
Romney actually longed to go to Vietnam after he said he didn’t want to go to Vietnam a decade ago.
Romney actually protested his fellow college classmates saying they should go to war and not dodge the 1960′s draft.
Romney dodged the draft by getting four deferments and heading off to the Mormon battleground of… Paris.
Romney is not only a liar, but twisted to boot.
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