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Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All7/16/2012 1:34:33 pm PDT

re: #51 Killgore Trout

I think the felony allegations are too much. I can kind of dismiss it as election year theater from politicians. I’m more disturbed by people who actually may want to have opposing politicians arrested.

Looking at the wording, there’s enough wiggle room for Romney to have not ‘technically’ lied. For example on the SEC filing he claims he was back for business meanings etc. But those weren’t for Bain specifically, but Bain controlled companies. He claims he had nothing to do with Bain itself after 1999, which may be technically true in a narrow sense. The only evidence points to his activities with Bain controlled companies.

To counter that, we know that Romney was making somewhere between $100,000 and $1,000,000,000 a year as CEO of Bain. We know his name is on documents during that time frame. We know he was the sole owner.

The big issue there, it doesn’t seem to pass the smell test to people. How can you get money and be on all the documents for 3 years and yet not have any role. Then the next question is, who *was* in charge? why don’t we have someone stepping forward saying, “I was involved and I was the person who made the decisions, not Romney.”

*That’s* what makes me wonder about Romney’s claim to not have been involved if not Romney, then who was in charge?