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Why Mitt Romney Is Most Likely Cooked (New Title - Updated Post)

UPDATE, August 29, 2012

Apparently now Romney does not intend to release even two years of tax returns. This does cook him. He plans to release the second year only if elected if reports are correct. Well I think ten years is reasonable. Maybe 20 years because the Bain stuff is as potentially toxic as his return. Apart from simple lies about residency, already confirmed, we would be looking at a revelation of the most slimy sort of evasiveness in American business. Mitt, Paul Singer, others who became the pirates of a culture of financial impunity, utilizing the porous structure of the lawyer-friendly U.S. tax code,

UPDATE July 16, 2012

Since the info below was assembled, the media has circled around the thesis of this post - that Romney may be cooked - without drawing out its most onerous inference. We can infer from what is said below that Romney had toxic investments that may include profiting from asbestos injuries and oppressive dealings in Peru and Congo Brazzaville. I think thi…

Mitt Romney's coldly clinical problem-solving syndrome

The Dark Side of Mitt Romney | Politics | Vanity Fair: "Then Mitt put his sons on notice: there would be pre-determined stops for gas, and that was it. Tagg was commandeering the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, when he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. “Dad!” he yelled. “Gross!” A brown liquid was dripping down the rear window, payback from an Irish setter who’d been riding on the roof in the wind for hours. As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Mitt coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the road with the dog still on the roof. It was a preview of a trait he would grow famous for in business: emotion-free crisis management. But the story would trail him years later on the national political stage, where the name Seamus would become shorthand for Romney’s coldly clinical approach to problem solving."

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