Friday, August 24, 2012

No Good Deed Goes Unignored

I guess the news media is way too busy with important stuff, like Mitt Romney's dog Seamus riding on the roof of Romney's car, to talk much about the piddly little stuff, like Romney finding and saving a lost girl's life.

You can understand why that is. Putting a dog in a carrier on the car roof thirty years ago displays Romney's flawed character and "lack of humanity", as Jerry "Whip It Good" Casale of Devo opines.
Whereas, regarding the lost girl, all Romney did was to take "...immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to fly to New York to help find [his colleague] Gay’s daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with the NYPD, and went through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York and asked them to help find his friend’s missing daughter. Romney’s accountants at Price Waterhouse Cooper put up posters on street poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy owned by Bain put fliers in the bag of every shopper. Romney and the other Bain employees scoured every part of New York and talked with everyone they could – prostitutes, drug addicts – anyone."

And they found her. Overdosed, shivering, but alive. Another day might have been too late.

So it would seem that when a problem comes along, you can whip it by calling Mr. Romney.

And if you're a reporter in the tank for Obama, you report on... anything else.

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