[StBernard] About Mitt Romney
westley at da-parish.com
Wed May 2 10:33:29 EDT 2012
THIS: WORTH READING AND EVEN READING
This actually happened in the 90s - Please forward to anyone you think would
Check snoops at http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/search.asp
Sometimes, this facet of Romney's personality isn't so subtle.
In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain
Capital, had disappeared. She had attended a rave party in New York Cityand
gotten high on ecstasy. Three days later, her distraught father had no idea
where she was.
Romney took immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all
30 partners and employees to fly to New York to help find Gay's daughter.
Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private
detective firm to assist with the search. He established a toll-free number
for tips, coordinating the effort with the NYPD, and went through his
Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York, and asked
them to help find his friend's missing daughter.
Romney's accountants at Price Waterhouse Cooper put up posters on street
poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy owned by Bain put fliers in the bag of
every shopper. Romney and the other Bain employees scoured every part of New
York and talked with everyone they could, prostitutes, drug addicts, anyone.
That day, their hunt made the evening news, which featured photos of the
girl and the Bain employees searching for her. As a result, a teenage boy
phoned in, asked if there was a reward, and then hung up abruptly. The NYPD
traced the call to a home in New Jersey, where they found the girl in the
basement, shivering and experiencing withdrawal symptoms from a massive
ecstasy dose. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another
Romney's former partner credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughter?s life,
saying, "It was the most amazing thing, and I'll never forget this to the
day I die."
So, here's my epiphany: Mitt Romney simply can't help himself. He sees a
problem, and his mind immediately sets to work solving it, sometimes
consciously, and sometimes not-so-consciously. He doesn't do it for
self-aggrandizement, or for personal gain. He does it because that's just
how he's wired.
Many people are unaware of the fact that when Romney was asked by his old
employer, Bill Bain, to come back to Bain & Company as CEO to rescue the
firm from bankruptcy, Romney left Bain Capital to work at Bain & Company for
an annual salary of one dollar.
When Romney went to the rescue of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, he accepted
no salary for three years, and wouldn't use an expense account. He also
accepted no salary as Governor of Massachusetts. Character counts!! (and
yes...that's worth reading again!)
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