Sunday, July 01, 2012

The Romney family vacation

I was actually just wondering about this the other day. As it turns out, Romney family vacations are pretty much what I imagined.

Saw a little chatter about this today. Most people are focusing on Mitt rigging the Romney family Olympics so he doesn't lose. I found this bit much more telling:
Trips to Wolfeboro are controlled and mandatory. There is no opting out.

One summer when Romney’s eldest son, Tagg, now 42, was working for the Los Angeles Dodgers, he told his father he wouldn’t make it to Wolfeboro. Baseball, after all, is a summer sport, and he didn’t think he could take a week off in the middle of the season.

“My dad said, ‘No, you will make it,’ ” Tagg recalled in an interview. So he showed up, noting, “I had to beg forgiveness from my bosses at the Dodgers.”
And boy howdy, doesn't this sound like fun?
At night, the adults gather for family meetings, with each evening focused on a frank and full discussion of a different son’s career moves and parenting worries.
Not to mention the chore wheel ceremony and the mandatory family photo op. Coordinated clothing required.

Which isn't to say Mitt's rigging of the family contests isn't worthy of remark. After nearly coming in dead last, Mitt decided he was getting too old for this physical shit. So he changed the rules.
“You know,” Mitt added, “there’s more to that. I changed the nature of the triathlon after that. I didn’t like this idea that these were only swimming, biking and running.”

Now, he said, “we have log-sawing, nail-hammering. We added some things I excel at so I don’t come in last every year.”
Just like he added shameless lying and selling his soul to the crazies and his fellow plutocrats in order to try to avoid losing this race. At least he's consistent.

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Blogger merlallen said...

Wouldn't a normal response to "you will come on vacation" be "sorry, dad, i told you, i have to work"? or maybe not to some one who could give you one hundred million dollars

6:02:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Actually, to someone who could take that 100 million away in a heartbeat.

12:05:00 PM  

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