Young Mitt Romney Would Impersonate A Police Officer And Pull People Over For Fun

More creepy youthful “pranksterism” from a G.O.P. presidential candidate. Via Death and Taxes:

According to TV producer Robin Madden, a former friend of Romney during his time at Stanford:

“He told us that he had gotten the uniform from his father,” George Romney, then the Governor of Michigan, whose security detail was staffed by uniformed troopers. “He told us that he was using it to pull over drivers on the road. He also had a red flashing light that he would attach to the top of his white Rambler. We thought it was all pretty weird. We all thought, ‘Wow, that’s pretty creepy.’ And after that, we didn’t have much interaction with him.”

In another story during Mitt’s high school days in Michigan, Mitt would pretend to pull his friends over while they were on dates.

Given the current climate of “being outraged over everything” it’s surprising, then, that nobody thinks it weird that the potential future president used to dress up like a police office and scare the shit out of people? I mean, yeah, I could see that shit flying in Michigan (because God hates Michigan and there is nothing to do there), but the behavior continued when he was in college in California during the late ’60s? Go to a reading. Go see a band. Don’t dress up like a police officer and pretend to pull people over FOR FUN.

This coupled with the fact that he personally goes around California beaches busting people for smoking pot paints Romney as a scary, weird guy with an authority complex.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Whoa dude, that is borderline serial killer behavior.

    • Zenc


      The psychological desire to exert such dominance over strangers points to some very undesirable personality traits. He was effectively committing a “false imprisonment” (generally a felony) each time he pulled such a stunt. 

      Behavior like this is just a couple clicks of the dial away from taking apart hookers in the woods.

      • Chaorder Gradient

        isnt impersonating an officer in general considered a felony? or did i make that up?

        • Zenc

          I’m not sure.

          I think it probably is in many jurisdictions, or perhaps all.

          Personally I’m more worried about the “false imprisonment” issue, as that’s just below Kidnapping/Abduction.

  • Honu

    This was a story about a month or two ago…around the same time the story of him forcing a hair cut on a fellow student he thought was gay.

  • tooCents

    Lol. I actually had a co-worker tell me it is going to be the closest race in many years. Obama has sucked enough to make it close but it would be surprising if he looses to this asshole who may be the least gifted, sorriest candidate in many years to run for president.

    • Deb Sanders

      no one can out “sorry” W

      • tooCents

        Dubya? Bill Clinton said George W. Bush is the most talented politician from the Bush family. Dubya was a candidate that could win over way more of the Republican voters than Romney and knew how to bullshit the common idiots.

        • Geore WB

           couldnt agree more toocents. I think George W was brilliant enough to play a roll that most americans fell for.
          They say he was stupid for how he ran the country, but you have to think of it on their point of view. he ran it exactly the way he was suppose to, for their means, not ours.
          Face it or not, George W pulled the wool over everyones eyes, he wouldnt have gotten away with what he did if he were really that stupid.

        • DeepCough

          That’s credit you should really be giving to Karl Rove. He’s such an evil fucking genius that he could’ve gotten Ralph Nader into office (but where’s the money in
          that venture?).

          • tooCents

            Well Karl Rave is a very successful and talented political strategist and tactician but he’s not THAT genius. Remember Rove was a influential player in the Republican Party when they got soundly defeated in Congressional races and of course by Obama in ’08. He’s made blunders and always recall Cheney, a figure Rove himself claims to have  ‘was wrong about’ -something I read to that affect. And nobody can get Ralph Nader if office unless Nader was running on the Democratic ticket and watered down and sold out 70% of his views.

  • DeepCough

    “We all thought, ‘Wow, that’s pretty creepy….'”

    More like “Wow, that’s pretty felonious.”

  • M.

    So he hid in France to dodge the draft, but he still wanted to play dress up with a uniform and fuck with people.

    • David Howe

      He didn’t dodge the draft.  I’m sure he wishes he had since it’s a classic douche/upper class psycho/bigot move, but alas, he’s too young.  The draft ended in 1973.  He was 18.  There wasn’t much of a draft to dodge at that time and rich kids didn’t get their names drawn anyway.

      • M.

        Makes sense. 

  • Super Troopers anyone?

    LOL, that is actually kind of funny. Haven’t any of you seen Super Troopers? Of course it isn’t quite as funny in our current police state, but back in the day it would have been. I did the same thing with a bouncy ball that had a flashing blue and red LED inside it while we were passing my older brother once. He was in the middle of buying some substances of questionable legality, so it was quite comical. Again, that was almost two decades ago, and it was a lot funnier if you knew my paranoid brother, lol.

    Whoever Romney has been shaped into currently, he was probably just as silly and reckless as countless other youths in his teenage days. While you can certainly learn things about a person based on their history, I tend to look past the teenage years in most cases, especially politicians. Anyone running for a serious position in this world has probably been sent to conditioning centers on a regular basis and had the puppet strings firmly attached. Why look for problems with specific candidates when you know that both parties will present two sides of the same coin? As Douglas Adams would have put it: “Just stop voting for the damn Lizards!”

  • Andrew Coe

    Actually sounds kind of funny to me.  It would be a pretty good prank.  Also, he only did it to friends.  He wasn’t out pulling over random strangers.  This is not the sign of a psycho, I’m more frightened by Zenc’s photo then I am of this.  

  • Tchoutoye

    Awww… he was so human when he was a youngun.

  • Apathesis

    He was probably trying to force men into gay sex/rape with his Faggotron haircut.

    • M.

      This is currently the leading theory.

  • Jay

    Adult Mitt Romney advocates waterboarding torture; and like Obama, also murder by drone, indefinite detention, and endless war.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Yes, most of us know. 

    • David Howe

       and yet Mitt would roll back gay rights, women’s rights, and many more, given the chance.  They are both corrupt, but not equally so.

  • Lifobryan

    Romney also impersonated a Governor here in Massachusetts while he was running for President last time.

    • Apathesis

      Hahaha.  This state sucks.

      • Lifobryan

        I kinda like Mass, actually. It’s like the Jurassic Park of classic politics … old party DNA preserved in amber, long past its prime, but still able to gnaw on things out of brute instinct. When it gnaws on national Republicans, I usually giggle. When it starts gnawing on itself (ie John Kerry, etc), I just shrug & think, “whaddya expect from a pea-brained behemoth?”). 

        To further belabor the metaphor, Romney is like the typical, bland, lawyer/investor character in the Jurassic movies … clueless about the dumb, lumbering power he taps into. Now if only I could see a T-Rex bite him in half while he cowers on a toilet, my life would be complete. 

        • Apathesis

           It’s safe to assume that you’re not a gun owner then.  The vague regulations and safety requirements new handguns need to to meet or exceed to be sold here make the selection in this state positively dreadful.  I could go into it, but it’s nauseating.

          • Lifobryan

            No, I’m not a gun owner. But many of my friends who are express the same frustration as you. I have nothing against guns in the hands of responsible people – I just don’t feel like owning one myself. I grew up in PA, and received guns as birthday presents from the time I was 12 … and I had fun riddling all kinds of things (like walls and windshields) with bullets. So, I guess I got all that out of my system when I was a kid. I currently live in a safe-ish neighborhood – so I don’t really need one around. I have no problem with a sensible gun safety policy … but I hear you that MA is kinda nazi about it …..

  • zombieslapper

    Hmm, normally does shit like this? Kidnappers, rapists and murderers. Oh, Mitt, you scamp!

  • signalfire

    You want more weirdness?  Mitt was the driver in a fatal car accident when he was in France; the woman sitting next to him, the wife of the president of the mormon mission, was killed.  The first police officer at the scene declared Mitt dead, writing in his passport, “Il est mort”.  Turns out he was in a coma for 2-3 days and took most of a year to recover (neatly avoiding more of the draft).  When he came back to the US, his girlfriend soon to be wife said, ‘he was a different person’.  And now he can’t seem to remember all the ‘pranks’ he pulled as an 18 year old or older.   So, he’s an unpunished felon, a bully, and he has memory problems or he’s a liar.  

    Perfect Presidential Material, huh? 

    • Geoarltr

      I’m on your side but I and many others might like to see some documentation of that story.

  • David Howe

    Classic douchebag.  I’ll bet he hangs his sunglasses off the back of his shirt too.

  • David Howe

    The movie “Shattered” was based on this case.  True story.

  • Simiantongue

    Oh those wild fun filled days of a young authoritarian. What else did you think people like this did back in the day for entertainment, play twister? Bet he’s got a few funny stories about animals he locked in old refrigerators too.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Aren’t the elites a laugh riot?

    I heard Cheney used to dress up like Satan
    and ask for Bush’s soul.
    Unfortunately Bush had already sold his soul to the Coporations
    so he wasn’t fooled in the least.

  • DelvosM

    This man is clearly mentally damaged and should be removed from the political race.  For that matter, so should Obama.  Neither of these miscreants is qualified to lead this country.

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  • john doe

    favorite most underrated rumor – Mitt Romney is the Zodiac Killer.