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(ABC)   Good luck finding documents concerning Romney's wonderful handling of the Salt Lake Olympics. Because no one would expect Utahns to be any good at keeping records   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 120
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2012-07-25 04:09:51 PM
"The decisions about what records to donate to the library were made by Olympics officials before they were shipped in 1,100 boxes to the university"

Seriously, subby, you're much worse than Faux News.
 
2012-07-25 04:17:09 PM
"Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC [the Salt Lake Organizing Committee] in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records,

Christ, was this guy involved in ANY decision making? Seems he spent his entire professional life being the head of organizations but not actually running them.
 
2012-07-25 04:25:59 PM

Dinki: "Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC [the Salt Lake Organizing Committee] in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records,

Christ, was this guy involved in ANY decision making? Seems he spent his entire professional life being the head of organizations but not actually running them.


Good work if you can get it.
 
2012-07-25 04:29:55 PM

jchic: Dinki: "Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC [the Salt Lake Organizing Committee] in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records,

Christ, was this guy involved in ANY decision making? Seems he spent his entire professional life being the head of organizations but not actually running them.

Good work if you can get it.


Reminds me of Carlson from WKRP.
 
2012-07-25 04:42:42 PM

Dinki: "Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC [the Salt Lake Organizing Committee] in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records,

Christ, was this guy involved in ANY decision making? Seems he spent his entire professional life being the head of organizations but not actually running them.


Yup, he was the first government executive to successfully implement the Heritage Foundation's plan for universal private healthcare insurance via an insurance mandate. But tell anyone.
 
2012-07-25 04:43:53 PM

Lumpmoose: . But tell anyone.


^- don't
 
2012-07-25 04:44:57 PM

Dinki: "Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC [the Salt Lake Organizing Committee] in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records,

Christ, was this guy involved in ANY decision making? Seems he spent his entire professional life being the head of organizations but not actually running them.


I'm too worn out to be outraged. Lemme sum up: Vote current President over rich biatch.
 
2012-07-25 04:54:09 PM
The Olympic records are invisible just like the magic Mormon bible.
 
2012-07-25 05:19:22 PM
Ok so let me get this straight

Only released some of his 2010 tax returns, not his wife's and no other years.

He spent almost 100k of tax payer money to get new computers so that he could buy the hard drives, no reliable server backups, the state severs scrubbed while he was Governor of Massachusetts. So no state archives exists for his term as Governor.

Retroactively retired in 1999 but records show he was there and his name was on official federal doc's.

Mitt's Mormon Church genealogical records have been locked down and not available for public scrutiny but Harry Reid and Orrin Hatch's were available until Mitt start his second run?

And now records of what he did at the Olympics is off limits or not available anymore because they've been destroyed?

What has this guy done? If there are no records, how can he prove he's done anything.


WTF.
 
2012-07-25 05:47:03 PM
They had to burn all the documents to cover up the widespread bribery taking place.
 
2012-07-25 08:46:42 PM
it's all part of plot for kenya to win the winter olympics.


what? i didn't say it was a good plot.
 
2012-07-25 08:49:28 PM

phreaknes: What has this guy done?


Lied, cheated and stolen his way to the top with everyone else's money.
 
2012-07-25 09:36:05 PM
Why is no one asking to see 0bama's Olympic archives???

Stupid hypocrite libtards and their lamestream lapdogs...
 
2012-07-25 09:38:03 PM

phreaknes: And now records of what he did at the Olympics is off limits or not available anymore because they've been destroyed?

What has this guy done? If there are no records, how can he prove he's done anything.

WTF.


stevedeace.com
"Look, you don't need the records to know what I've accomplished. If I were to release the records, the left wingers would just pore over them and find another reason to attack my great record as a business leader and a Governor. I'm here to run a postitive campaign. So can we get away from this nonsense that's not important and examine more closely the President's time in office? Here's some data from the government's web site that we've conveniently put into chart and graph form demonstrating that since there was a net job loss during the President's first year in office, his administration has been a complete and utter failure. After all, he's the one in charge, right?"
 
2012-07-25 09:40:08 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Why is no one asking to see 0bama's Olympic archives???

Stupid hypocrite libtards and their lamestream lapdogs...


www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com
 
2012-07-25 09:41:27 PM

Marcus Aurelius: They had to burn all the documents to cover up the widespread bribery taking place.


Dude, I've been to Salt Lake City in winter. It gets cold. They probably were just trying to keep warm.
 
2012-07-25 09:43:46 PM

Dinki: Christ, was this guy involved in ANY decision making? Seems he spent his entire professional life being the head of organizations but not actually running them.


jchic: Good work if you can get it.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-25 10:12:23 PM
"You libs are grasping at straws. Must be scared of your impending defeat and you're throwing anything that might stick."

/there, covered their likely response.
 
2012-07-25 10:31:53 PM

themindiswatching: "You libs are grasping at straws. Must be scared of your impending defeat and you're throwing anything that might stick."

/there, covered their likely response.


Well, if he's done nothing wrong, then he has nothing to hide. Right?
 
2012-07-25 10:39:31 PM

Nadie_AZ: Well, if he's done nothing wrong, then he has nothing to hide. Right?


2.bp.blogspot.com
"Exactly. I have nothing to hide. Unlike President Obama, who is trying to hide his failed economic policies behind layers of vague accusations regarding my time as a successful businessman and Governor."
 
2012-07-25 10:58:17 PM
So what is this, the death by a thousand cuts campaign? One implied scandal after another through November?
 
2012-07-25 11:00:25 PM
Obfuscation.

I hope to heaven that folks just aren't that stupid.

Jeebus.
 
2012-07-25 11:01:18 PM
He retroactively won a gold medal.
 
2012-07-25 11:03:24 PM

silo123j: I hope to heaven that folks just aren't that stupid.


static.guim.co.uk
"I'm polling in the mid-40's!"
 
2012-07-25 11:04:14 PM
there were certainly a lot of kickbacks coming his way. he gave out olympic contracts. they donated to his PAC. Nu Skin is just one of many.
 
2012-07-25 11:05:14 PM

Wyalt Derp: He retroactively won a gold medal.


www.sltrib.com
"Whaddya mean, retroactively?"
 
2012-07-25 11:05:21 PM

simplicimus: So what is this, the death by a thousand cuts campaign? One implied scandal after another through November?


Yup. Self-inflicted ones no less.
 
2012-07-25 11:06:23 PM
www.sullivanclinton.com

TOP. MEN.
 
2012-07-25 11:06:35 PM

Vodka Zombie: jchic: Dinki: "Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC [the Salt Lake Organizing Committee] in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records,

Christ, was this guy involved in ANY decision making? Seems he spent his entire professional life being the head of organizations but not actually running them.

Good work if you can get it.

Reminds me of Carlson from WKRP.


God as my witness, I thought Republicans could lead!
 
2012-07-25 11:07:15 PM
In the fall of 1999, Romney signed the Provo-based nutritional supplements company Nu Skin to be a sponsor of the games. A Nu Skin subsidiary, Pharmanex, also inked a deal to dispense dietary supplements to the athletes and carry the Olympic rings on its products. The International Olympic Committee raised red flags -- Nu Skin had settled several lawsuits and a Federal Trade Commission case over false advertising and claims that the company operated a pyramid scheme -- and advised athletes not to take the supplements "because of concerns that they may be adulterated with steroids," Mother Jones reported in 2011.

Romney insisted Nu Skin's pills were clean. The company's employees and bigwigs later returned the favor, donating tens of thousands of dollars to his campaigns. Two shell corporations with ties to Nu Skin gave $1 million each to the Romney-backing super PAC Restore Our Future.
 
2012-07-25 11:07:47 PM

mr intrepid: simplicimus: So what is this, the death by a thousand cuts campaign? One implied scandal after another through November?

Yup. Self-inflicted ones no less.


Well, as a Dem, I'm OK with this.
 
2012-07-25 11:09:29 PM

Hobodeluxe: there were certainly a lot of kickbacks coming his way. he gave out olympic contracts. they donated to his PAC. Nu Skin is just one of many.


www.washingtonpost.com
"Well, come on, I had $100 million invested in Mattel, so it was like I was giving the money to myself! Who doesn't buy themselves something nice every once in a while?"
 
2012-07-25 11:10:27 PM
Eh, I wouldn't worry about Rmoney and the Olympics. That seems like a dead end to me because the amount of cognitive function to link his managing of the Olympics with Bain is too much for the people who would not vote for him if they knew that information.
 
2012-07-25 11:11:32 PM

Dinki: "Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC [the Salt Lake Organizing Committee] in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records,

Christ, was this guy involved in ANY decision making? Seems he spent his entire professional life being the head of organizations but not actually running them.


Some people fail upward (to paraphrase Kevin Smith).
 
2012-07-25 11:12:12 PM

Tickle Mittens: God as my witness, I thought Republicans could lead!


farm8.staticflickr.com
"You call a shirt like this following?"
 
2012-07-25 11:12:14 PM
More importantly, though, Nu Skin may also be serving as an important conduit for Romney's Mormon donors. In his last campaign, he raised more than $5 million in Utah, tapping the Mormon community's wealth in a way no other presidential candidate had before. But in 2006, Romney came under fire for meeting with officials of the LDS church to discuss setting up a donor network. The church is barred by its tax-exempt status from supporting candidates. But Romney could have done worse than picking Nu Skin as a substitute for the church.

Nu Skin is dominated by Mormons. Roney and Lund are heavily involved in the church. Last year, the pair donated hundreds of thousands of shares of Nu Skin stock to the LDS church, which sold them for a whopping $10 million. The pair also underwrote a PBS documentary on Mormons in 2007, during the heated battle over California's anti-gay marriage initiative Proposition 8, which was supported by the LDS church. In 2003, Lund stepped down as Nu Skin's CEO and served for three years as the LDS mission president in Atlanta before returning to Utah to join the church's Fifth Quorum of Seventy, a full-time leadership post in the church. (He's currently the vice chairman of the board of Nu Skin.) Roney is such a church supporter that he commissioned a Mormon sculptor to carve giant pieces of stone into replicas of the original sunstone capitals that were part of the legendary 19th-century Mormon temple in Nauvoo, Illinois. He put them in his front yard in Provo.

Even so, Taylor, a retired professor from Romney's alma mater, Brigham Young University, says that given Romney's business background, he should know better than to get in bed with a company like Nu Skin. Taylor also fears what might happen nationally with these companies if Romney were to get elected. He notes that George W. Bush, who was elected with a huge boost from another pyramid-type company, Amway, virtually put an end to regulatory actions against such companies during his administration.

"Do you think Romney's going to support any FTC efforts to clamp down on 'em? I don't think so," he says. "He is certainly not likely to advocate for consumers on this issue. In its proposed Business Opportunity Rule, the Federal Trade Commission has already caved in to the MLM industry in exempting MLMs from having to disclose information that would help consumers make an informed decision." Romney, Taylor says, isn't likely to "buck that trend, given the amount of donations from these MLM companies."
 
2012-07-25 11:16:19 PM

Hobodeluxe: Even so, Taylor, a retired professor from Romney's alma mater, Brigham Young University, says that given Romney's business background, he should know better than to get in bed with a company like Nu Skin


2.bp.blogspot.com
"If I had a nickle for every time someone said I should know better than to - Oh, wait, I do!"
 
2012-07-25 11:16:41 PM
I'm sorry, but he's a chode.
 
2012-07-25 11:18:05 PM
Personally, I would rather see Obama's college records just to see his grade in economics.
 
2012-07-25 11:19:08 PM
Has he released his long form birth certificate yet? I bet its Mexican.
 
2012-07-25 11:19:17 PM
So we can't talk about his time as governor because of Romneycare and because he erased all the computer records.
We can't talk about Bain after 1999 because at the same time that he owned it lock, stock, and barrel, he was also retroactively retired.
We can't talk about the rest of his finiancial history because he won't release his tax returns.
We can't talk about his running of the Olympics because all the records are fubared.

WTF is this guy running on? Why should we change horses in midstream from a guy who has a proven record of improving the economy and lowering the unemployment rate - even if not as much as anyone would like - for someone who is basically and by his own choosing an unknown factor?
 
2012-07-25 11:20:21 PM

gameshowhost: I'm sorry, but he's a chode.


www.allmediany.com
"I'm not familiar with that term. Wasn't 'choder boy' one of the good guys in that movie about the Mormon kid?"
 
2012-07-25 11:21:59 PM

Karac: So we can't talk about his time as governor because of Romneycare and because he erased all the computer records.
We can't talk about Bain after 1999 because at the same time that he owned it lock, stock, and barrel, he was also retroactively retired.
We can't talk about the rest of his finiancial history because he won't release his tax returns.
We can't talk about his running of the Olympics because all the records are fubared.

WTF is this guy running on? Why should we change horses in midstream from a guy who has a proven record of improving the economy and lowering the unemployment rate - even if not as much as anyone would like - for someone who is basically and by his own choosing an unknown factor?


When the horse has drown, its pk yo change in midstreme.
 
2012-07-25 11:22:46 PM

Brick-House: Karac: So we can't talk about his time as governor because of Romneycare and because he erased all the computer records.
We can't talk about Bain after 1999 because at the same time that he owned it lock, stock, and barrel, he was also retroactively retired.
We can't talk about the rest of his finiancial history because he won't release his tax returns.
We can't talk about his running of the Olympics because all the records are fubared.

WTF is this guy running on? Why should we change horses in midstream from a guy who has a proven record of improving the economy and lowering the unemployment rate - even if not as much as anyone would like - for someone who is basically and by his own choosing an unknown factor?

When the horse has drown, its pk yo change in midstreme.


You're not even trying tonight.
 
2012-07-25 11:23:43 PM
media.reason.com
"Hey, those documents made excellent kindling in the absence of Evangelical babies to burn. Wait, that came out totally wrong."
 
2012-07-25 11:25:37 PM

Brick-House: Personally, I would rather see Obama's college records just to see his grade in economics.


Yes, because all law schools teach economics.
 
2012-07-25 11:25:37 PM

Karac: WTF is this guy running on? Why should we change horses in midstream from a guy who has a proven record of improving the economy and lowering the unemployment rate - even if not as much as anyone would like - for someone who is basically and by his own choosing an unknown factor?


www.thedailybeast.com
"Three things - Repeal Obamacare, tax cuts for the Job Creators, and the Republicans won't hold the economic recovery and the US credit rating hostage if you elect me - they'll actually pass things when I propose them. It's that simple."
 
2012-07-25 11:25:41 PM
I found them in my filing cabinet next to Obama birth certificate. Other than the millions in losses the most important part is the stipulation that Mexicans with 6 wives automatically get a gold medal in whatever event they enter. Plus golden magic underwear.
 
2012-07-25 11:26:14 PM
"Those four rings there on the Olympics logo. Can I sell them off separately?"
 
2012-07-25 11:27:05 PM

Vodka Zombie: Reminds me of Carlson from WKRP.


"As God as my witness I thought turkeys could fly," although Mitt Romney denied any input into the decision.
 
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