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Romney got caught telling a lie. Period. That isn't a swiftboat job, as CNN is implying. Romney was legally and factually sole owner, President, and CEO of Bain Capital between 1999 and 2002, and was paid a salary of at least six digits (maybe more, we don't know) as compensation for his services as president and CEO. These are FACTS.

Romney's position that he had no "responsibility" for the operations of Bain while he was sole owner, president, CEO, and being paid a big salary for performing the job of president and CEO is a lie. By definition, the salaried president, CEO, and sole owner of a company is responsible for the management of that company. Whether or not we can prove he actually did anything to earn his salary is irrelevant. He owned the company and was its top executive. This isn't a "quirk" of law or a technicality. He, and he alone was entirely responsible for the management decisions made while he was owner and self appointed head of the company. There isn't any wiggle room here. None!

Keep in mind that as sole owner, Mitt Romney, and only Mitt Romney had the authority to appoint a president and CEO of the company, and set the salary. Mitt Romney picked Mitt Romney to be president and CEO, and decided that he, Mitt Romney, as president and CEO, should be paid  a salary north of $100,000 per year (we don't know how far north, it could have been $20 million).

Seriously, can this be any more black and white? Mitt Romney was sole owner of Bain, selected himself as president and CEO, paid himself at least a $100,000 salary, and claims absolutely no responsibility whatsoever for what took place while he was the sole owner and salaried top executive.

And CNN paints him as a victim of "swiftboating"? Give me a break!

Originally posted to Sarge in Seattle on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 08:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by PacNW Kossacks.

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