Romney’s Retroactive Retirement
The latest spin being offered by the Romney campaign about his departure from Bain Capital: according to Ed Gillespie, in 2002 Romney “retired retroactively to 1999.”
Gillespie on Sunday sought to clarify the matter, saying that Romney initially thought he would be leaving Bain on a temporary basis, but the challenges of the Olympics led him to “retire retroactively.”
“There may have been a thought at the time that it could be part time, but it was not part time,” Gillespie said.
“He took a leave of absence and in fact he ended up not going back at all, and retired retroactively to 1999 as a result,” he added.
“Retroactive retirement?” I have to admit, I never knew this kind of thing was even possible.
I’d like to retire retroactively too, back-dated to 2000, please.
(This unfortunate attempt at spin is coming in for severe mockery on Twitter, of course.)