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In getting to know Mitt Romney, we have learned about a number of stories detailing his unusual, weird, and strange behavior. This just might be one of the most bizarre stories yet:

When Mitt Romney was a college freshman, he told fellow residents of his Stanford University dormitory that he sometimes disguised himself as a police officer – a crime in many states, including Michigan and California, where he then lived. And he had the uniform on display as proof.

So recalls Robin Madden, who had also just arrived as a freshman, the startling incident began when Romney called him and two or three other residents into his room, saying, “Come up, I want to show you something.” When they entered Romney’s room, “and laid out on his bed was a Michigan State Trooper’s uniform.” [...]

Said Madden in a recent interview, “He told us that he had gotten the uniform from his father,” George Romney, then the Governor of Michigan, whose security detail was staffed by uniformed troopers. “He told us that he was using it to pull over drivers on the road. He also had a red flashing light that he would attach to the top of his white Rambler.”

In Madden’s recollection, confirmed by his wife Susan, who also attended Stanford during those years, “we thought it was all pretty weird. We all thought, ‘Wow, that’s pretty creepy.’

That's right, the current Republican presidential nominee used to impersonate a police officer and pull over drivers on the road. Romney was sort of like the original George Zimmerman, only he had a uniform and a flashing red light.

How this story is not headline news is beyond me. Can you imagine the headlines throughout the MSM if it were discovered that during college Barack Obama had a hobby of impersonating a police officer and that he pulled over drivers on the road?

Originally posted to Kaneblues on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 06:34 AM PDT.

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