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  •  The last will and testamnet story is creepy, too. (2+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites, emidesu

    These people, the Oparowskis, are members of Mitt's church. When their boy is dying, Bishop Mitt comes to comfort him. How? By talking about God's love or the afterlife? No. By whipping out a legal pad and arranging the disposal of this boy's material possessions.

    This couple spoke at the RNC, and they never mentioned any spiritual counsel or other words of comfort given by Mitt, just the free financial consultation. They also said, "How many men do you know who would take the time out of their busy lives to visit a terminally ill 14 year old and help him settle his affairs?"

    Most of the men I know, friends or family, if they were acquainted with the terminally child's family, would naturally visit him in hospital. But not one in a thousand would suggest that the kid needed to make a will. I think this story is a very telling glimpse of Romney's character. As if we needed any more of those.

    •  Yeah. The exception I can think of would be (1+ / 0-)
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      if the kid himself seemed anxious about what would happen to his stuff.

      But that's more along the lines of hearing someone asking his parents 'and you remember, I want [best friend] to have [valued item], you've got to remember that' and offering to spent a few hours with him and a legal pad to make sure there's a list written down somewhere.

      Only someone like Mitt would think that required a full legal will - because if the parents (the legal heirs unless someone else is specified) are going to respect their kid's wishes, the legal pad list ought to be enough for personal possession distribution to friends and relatives.

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

      by Cassandra Waites on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 01:42:10 PM PDT

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    •  I think we should leave that one alone (1+ / 0-)
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      If I remember right, when the boy's parents spoke at the RNC, they did say that he was concerned about getting his things to the right friends after he died. It may be that Romney wrote the will entirely at the boy's request. We really don't know otherwise, and digging into that story could be painful to the boy's parents and family.

      Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

      by Nowhere Man on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:57:10 PM PDT

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    •  14-year-olds have affairs? (0+ / 0-)

      Who knew?

      You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

      by PSzymeczek on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:02:24 PM PDT

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