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Romney reported to be a bully in school..

You decide if you think it’s propaganda or not, but this ‘just’ in:

Last year’s string of heartbreaking suicides by young members of the LGBT community who had been bullied by their classmates led hundreds of celebrities,sports teamspoliticians and ordinary citizens to record “It Gets Better” videos. Even President Obamarecorded one.

One politician who has not: Mitt Romney, who has been relatively silent on the issue. This morning, a story in The Washington Post reveals that the presidential candidate engaged in bullying behavior during his days at a prestigious preparatory school in Michigan:

John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it.
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A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.

Read the full story HERE

ANOTHER amazing project! Watch this extended trailer for “Bully”, the Weinstein Company’s new documentary. Kashi and I both just welled up at this. This is unacceptable, and we can’t let this happen to our kids.

-iO

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