Thursday, October 25, 2012

The End of the Road for Mitch Romney?

A Massachusetts court has unsealed the transcripts of a 20-year old divorce case between the CEO of Staples and his wife that could spell the end of Mitch Romney's chances to become America's next president.

AlterNet has the transcripts and is poring over them right now.

At issue is whether Romney lied to the court about the value of the husband's shares in Staples.   It's alleged that Romney gave evidence under oath to mislead the court into finding the shares were worth far less than their actual value.   Then after the wife had been left high and dry, Romney and his Staples buddy are said to have both flogged their shares at Goldman Sachs for a fortune.


Purple library guy said...

Y'know, it's disrespectful to call the man "Mitch" when that isn't his name. His name is actually "Willard"; check Wikipedia. ;)

The Mound of Sound said...

Willard, indeed. The name always reminds me of the Ernest Borgnine movie with all the rats.