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Old 05-13-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Eric Fehrnstrom, a top aide and political strategist to presumptive Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Mitt Romney (MA),
made headlines earlier this year with a gaffe comparing Romney in the primary fight to an “Etch a Sketch” that you can flip over and shake and start over with as a blank slate in the general election.

Before he was an adviser to Romney, Fehrnstrom was a political columnist for the Boston Herald. According to a profile in GQ, in 1992, he outed recently-elected Massachusetts Rep. Althea Garrison (R) as a transgender woman, effectively ending her political career.

read more Top Romney aide outed transgender woman in political smear | The Raw Story
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Cool hmm...

In a 1999 article he wrote for Boston magazine, Fehrnstrom said, “In my trade, politics was never personal. Hell, people were rarely people — they were ducks in a shooting gallery.”
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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People have the right to know about their elected officials. Isn't that the rationale liberals used to justify the Post's story about Mitt Romney's prep school days?
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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And this relates to Mitt Romney's qualifications for president how??????? Honestly, I don't get it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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And this relates to Mitt Romney's qualifications for president how??????? Honestly, I don't get it.
Because the left is so deperate to find any type of dirt on Mitt.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: USA
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And this relates to Mitt Romney's qualifications for president how??????? Honestly, I don't get it.
It shows that at the very least, he is not sensitive to transgender community. It is something that is very relevant to some Americans.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: USA
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Because the left is so deperate to find any type of dirt on Mitt.
It happens every year on both sides. I'm not much into digging up dirt but to call out only one side for doing so is hypocritical. Some of these recent incidents with Mitt are important though because they show you the man behind the cameras. President is a very important position and we need to hear what the people that knew them are saying about them.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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So, something that happened before Romney hired him.....this is news, cause why?
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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!. Eric Fehrnstrom didn't work for Romney when this happened.

2. A juicy story is a juicy story - and the Herald loves to print them regardless of party.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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So, something that happened before Romney hired him.....this is news, cause why?
All the more reason to question Mitt. Why did he hire someone like this? Why did he fire his gay foreign policy adviser (oh, I know, he resigned LOL). Why did he commit battery on a gay classmate? I see a pattern here.
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