Friday, September 07, 2007

Is Mitt Romney Really Any Better Than Michael Vick?

One might use the prefix 'allege' but it seems to be a well documented fact that Mitt Romney drove for many miles with the family pet dog in a car carrier which was affixed to the roof of the family station wagon. Now, Romney's top fundraiser, Robert Lichfield, has resigned from the campaign after it was revealed that an organization he founded is linked to charges of child abuse (h/t Josh Marshall):

A top Utah fund-raiser for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign - who has links to an organization facing a civil lawsuit alleging child abuse - is no longer part of Romney's state finance team.

Robert Lichfield of La Verkin, who founded the umbrella group called the Worldwide Association of Specialty Schools, brought in some $300,000 earlier this year for Romney during a single Utah event and has donated tens of thousands to the former Massachusetts governor and other Republicans in recent years.

Lichfield is named in a federal lawsuit charging that students of the "behavior modification" schools with ties to WWASPS were subjected to "physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse." The suit had 140 defendants at last count.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Utah, alleges brazen acts of child abuse, including that students of the various programs had been forced to eat their own vomit, clean toilets with a toothbrush and brush their teeth afterward, were chained or locked in dog cages, kicked, beaten, thrown and slammed to the ground and forced into sexual acts.

If he abuses the family dog and has such poor judgment in who he chooses to run his campaign, how can Mr. Romney expect to be any better as a President than Mr. Bush?

If you think it can't get any worse, just wait and see.

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