May 7th, 2012
This account of a Mitt Romney’s arrest for “disorderly conduct” is pretty infuriating–if the particulars are correct, then it’s pretty clear the officer acted in gross violation of the law. (And by the by, I’m not sure Romney could behave in a disorderly manner if you paid him.)
It’s only a shame that Romney didn’t really put the screws to the arresting officer. Rather than threatening to sue and getting the record sealed, he should have demanded the officer be disciplined and a public apology.
His reaction seems consistent with his candidacy. If he had known such-and-such, he wouldn’t have done such-and- such. And to prevent so-and-so from doing something-or-other, he warned that there would be hell to pay. Then…down the memory hole.
The comparisons to Clark Griswold seem apt.