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Mitt Romney solved his bad driving problem in 1968 by inventing an extraordinary anti-Catholic cover story. Keeping a tale like this going is difficult, especially if American Catholics find what all is going on.

Mrs. Leola Anderson was dead. Romney's aggressive driving had put them head-on into a southbound Left Turn lane of N524 La Grande Route in Beaulac France. If the driver of the other car had not slowed down to make his turn, everyone in the Romney-driven Citroen DS would likely have been killed.

Contrary to the Romney's Team Lying story, this is Bishop Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet. He was driving the Mercedes 180 sedan. Not drinking. Not speeding. Not on a "mountain road." Never called "Albert Marie."

Keeping Romney's scheme afloat requires extraordinary effort. Professional resources parallel to Nixon's 1970's CREEP and Dirty Tricks gangs -- modernized with google-spoofing and faked web pages out of Shanghai. More below the orangy-dooflichy....

An earlier posting at DKOS covers the main facts as investigated by a MMOG crew out of Occupy Security. As soon as the pic of the two cars was analyzed, it was clear that Romney's tale of getting hit by a Mercedes going "120 kph" was impossible. Not enough structural damage. Then the pics titled "Duane Anderson" did not match up so the players in France set out to find the man in the Baxas hospital.

Mitt Romney's Cult of Lying and Bishop Jean Vilnet

We also verified that there had been no "Albert Marie" in the priesthood with an appropriate age or with a location to match the Romney story. As it turns out, tens of thousands of people know Bishop Vilnet. He did quite a lot over a lifetime of service.

Romney's "drunk priest" "Albert Marie" tale has been used to motivate recruitment for LDS in France for decades. All the missionary "Elders" and "Sisters" hear some version of it. Catholics, in France and in America, hear nothing about it. Over the last two years it seems that Romney has not said a word about it.

Still, there's hard ball defense to be played.

The example that follows shows what was done to fake a page at It wasn't enough to get in to that web site and delete the original page. A Google cache would have remained -- created at the original index search -- making available the photo of Bishop Jean Vilnet at the Bazas hospital and OccSec MMOG's discoveries.

Here is the real registration that holds the forum that titles itself "Catholic Answers" and held the original content:

Catholic Answers
2020 Gillespie Way
El Cajon, CA 92020

Perfectly legitimate web site. No problem there.

Nonetheless, the site is a target for "human engineering" scams and technical intrusions -- anybody wants to play at Dirty Tricks with Catholics is sure to go gunning for them.

Look in google and you find multiple faked versions of pages taken from with the manufactured pages altered to right wing political purposes. One example shows how this new Dirty Tricks unit responded to posting information about the Beaulac car wreck. Deleting all trace of the posting at started the response, erasing even index leaves at that ID'd Bishop Vilnet.

The ultimate pay-off is using a faked page to pollute the google cache system, getting a "last word" rebuttal imprinted to the cache.

Google is tweaked to index and then produce the page off the fake site. As you can see this looks a whole lot like the forums at including using the names and logos:


Bishop Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet, victim of political slander ...
Mitt Romney and his people consistently blame Bishop Jean Vilnet for killing Mrs. Leola Anderson. They say that he caused an automobile accident by being ...

The straight replay of that site not-out-of-cache mirrors the intent of the site (because the original posting has been deleted.)

But the cached version shows content similar to the first entry at this thread on FooMoo. You will see the photo of Bishop Vilnet at the Bazas hospital -- same image produced above here at DKOS.

But this retelling of the basic MMOG discoveries is then capped with a retort that never appeared on the actual site:

Obviously, "Forum Elder" is not a Catholic title. Some number of page accesses have also been generated to move this item up in the google rankings. If you do a search on "Romney" and "Leola" and "Vilnet" in some combination, then this will hit the top page of items. The cache produces this .jpg'd text.  

As for content, these guys seem to believe that the more they tell a lie, the more likely they are to get away with it. Helluva tactic. We'll wish them well with that approach. Elder Dale M is effectively bragging about Romney's Team Lying getting away with faking out Boston Globe and -- by way of Michael Kranish and Steve Helman's "The Real Romney" as serialized in the newspaper.

The ownership of this web site does match in any way with

Lovely downtown Shanghai....

So, we've got a New New Nixon. A.k.a., Mitt Romney.

The original New Nixon was the 1968 clean up of the nasty Old Nixon of 1960 and the 1950s. So it has to be "New New Nixon" to avoid redundancy.

Got that clear ???

K.I.S.S. ::: They're criminals. A Romney White House would be a cess pool.

And if you doubt that conclusion, consider the Romney tax returns from a perspective of establishing your legal state residence in the opening lines of the I.R.S. Form 1040. Under state and federal laws you can only live in one state at a time.

You can only legally take local tax breaks in one state at a time. You can only hold one state driver's license at a time. Romney ??? No-no-no-no-no.....  $54,000 a year in Utah tax breaks, while taking Massachusetts tax breaks and voting in Massachusetts.

"Taxes are for little people."

Yeah, it's CREEP all over again. Built up with a morality that approves cheating on taxes. Likely more money this time around for Dirty Tricks. More technology.

And please, somebody keep an eye on G. Gordon Liddy. No way he'd resist temptation if he has something to offer.

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  •  This diary suffers from incoherence n/t (5+ / 0-)

    "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

    by Old Left Good Left on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 12:34:22 PM PDT

  •  we all know the Mittens are very dirty.. (3+ / 0-)
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    ROGNM, coquiero, bontemps2012

    and you have some good stuff here.. but it needs a summary or something to pull it together. The car wreck and the Chinese web site are the new info so you should focus on that.

    This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

    by Karl Rover on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 12:52:35 PM PDT

  •  Are you saying that Mitt Romney had a car accident (1+ / 0-)
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    in France in which someone died was seriously injured?

    Notice: This Comment © 2012 ROGNM

    by ROGNM on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 12:56:24 PM PDT

      •  Wow. (2+ / 0-)
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        Mitt Romney was a 19-year-old Mormon missionary in 1968, driving the husband and wife of his missionary leaders in France when a car driven by a Catholic priest lost control and hit him head on. Mitt's lady passenger was killed and he was so badly injured that a French policeman wrote in his US passport that Romney was dead.
        Romney was driving.

        Woman was killed

        Notice: This Comment © 2012 ROGNM

        by ROGNM on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 01:52:53 PM PDT

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        •  Except the priest wasn't at fault... (2+ / 0-)
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          ...or so this person alleges:

          -- The cover story has the driver of the other car presented as a "drunk priest" identified by the various missionary sources with the name "Albert Marie, age 46" in 1968 and in 2007 said to be dead.

          (photo of man in hospital bed said to be the priest)

          This photo is the priest. Contrary to the cover up tale he is Bishop Jean Vilnet. Full name: Bishop Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet. Born in 1922. By American count that did make him 46.

          It was taken as he recovered from his injuries in the hospital at Bazas, up the road from Beaulac. He was driving the Mercedes Benz 180 in this accident. He is not dead, not yet anyway. He was not blamed by anyone in a responsible position for the accident. That blame was invented (as "woven from whole cloth" in legal parlance) by the missionary team.

          -- The cover story asserts further that this "drunk priest" was speeding at "120 kph" and swerved out of lane to hit the blameless Mr. Romney. This is the story that was told to the children of Mrs. Anderson all the way back in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Here are the two cars after the accident:

          (photo of Citroen and Mercedes; the front ends are destroyed but middles and rears are intact)

          This Citroen DS -- driven by Mr. Romney -- had been forced to an abrupt halt. You can see the hole in the front windshield. However this was not a high speed highway collision as the cover story describes. There is not enough structural damage.

          Go on the web and you can find photos and video of what happens to a Citroen DS when it is hit hard by another car. The result resembles an airplane crash as the DS disintegrates. At Beaulac the Mercedes was already slowing down in preparation for making the left turn into Rue de la Poste. Mr. Romney also had a second or two to slam on his brakes.

          The photo is consistent with an accident in the range of a 60 kph to 80 kph total impact speed. The heavier Mercedes 180 absorbed much of the kinetic energy as it was designed for safety. The Citroen DS was simply flimsy.

          -- Initially, Mr. Romney claimed that the accident had occurred on a "mountain road" as the Mercedes failed to negotiate a curve and swerved over to hit him. Local witnesses report it differently.

          (Aerial photo of N524 with key sites labeled)

          Beaulac is a tiny place. Mrs. Anderson's death was quite memorable. Note as well that the highway has been upgraded with additions of two full-scale traffic flow separators after this 1968 accident. Mr. Romney's mistake, driving north on N524 into the intersection, would not happen today. The new traffic separators eliminate mistaking the southbound Left Turn lane for a continuation of the single northbound lane.

          Anyone can make a driving mistake. Add fatigue into the mix and this type of failure is all too common. However, this business of Team Lying and inventing a "drunk priest" to blame and slandering one of the important figures of French Catholicism over a period of decades must be unique. (Wiki for Bishop Jean Vilnet.)

          Visit for Minnesota news as it happens.

          by Phoenix Woman on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 09:19:02 AM PDT

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  •  rewrite please (4+ / 0-)

    please find a kos editor/ regular to rewrite this

    very hard to follow, but i recommended as you seem to have a point

  •  FWIW (3+ / 0-)
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    A fairly recent (Jan. 2012) Daily Mail story with photos.
    Photo of the car Romney was driving. Photo of the other injured man, IDd in your diary as Bishop Vilnet and in the newpaper as Duane Anderson, and a photo of the injured Mitt.

    Others from the Romney vehicle

    The other passengers in Mr Romney’s car were French Mormon couple Suzanne and Bertin Farel and staffer David Wood, 21, of Salt Lake City.

    Mr Romney, Mrs Farel and Mr Wood, who now teaches in Natchitoches, Louisiana, are the only three people still alive from his vehicle.

    They are reporting, based on the Boston Globe coverage, that the other car was driven by a priest named Albert Marie, and his passengers included his mother and another woman.

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 02:42:06 PM PDT

    •  "Albert Marie" = Bishop Vilnet (1+ / 0-)
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      Or so this person states:

      Per this person, he didn't lose control of his vehicle.  He was in the southbound lane, heading south and had just slowed down for the curve when Mitt, driving north in the southbound lane (which was possible back in 1968 as the lane dividers had not yet been installed), hit the priest's Mercedes with his Citroen.

      The priest was not drunk -- if he was, he would have been arrested, per the Fool Moon information.  Nor was he traveling at "120 kph" -- that would have likely resulted in the destruction of both vehicles and all their occupants, particularly those of the far flimsier Citroen.

      Visit for Minnesota news as it happens.

      by Phoenix Woman on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 09:27:35 AM PDT

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      •  French prosecutors keep DUI referrals for ever. (1+ / 0-)
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        Also, we have Bishop Jean Vilnet's driving record for his whole lifetime.

        No DUI referral was made for anyone related to this accident.

        Local witnesses were able to recall the exact locations of the Citroen DS and the Mercedes 180 after the collision. Despite being some 800-pounds heavier, the Mercedes was turned and driven backward.

        If you will take a minute and re-read the paragraphs written at the Shanghai web page, that Dale M "Forum Elder" is quite proud of spoofing media as to the identity of the man in our hospital picture. As a matter of Team Lying, his team has done quite well. So he thinks.

        Here is the real H. Duane Anderson with his wife Leola:

        Mr. Anderson suffered 8 broken ribs in the June 16th 1968 accident, based on family recollections. We are also told that LDS insisted on moving him back to Paris by a private railroad car on the fourth day after the accident. One can hope that he was administered morphine.

        Please, offer a prayer for their souls. They were devout followers of Jesus Christ and tireless workers.

        •  Thanks for the Duane/Leola photo (0+ / 0-)

          I was going to ask you if you had photos known to be of them.   I also was wondering if you had other photos of Bishop Vilnet besides his hospital bed photo.

          Visit for Minnesota news as it happens.

          by Phoenix Woman on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 12:54:21 PM PDT

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          •  One other plainly obvious lie from Romney (0+ / 0-)

            and his Team Lying crew is that he was wedged beteween the steering wheel and the door. He had to be  pried out by rescue people.

            Our interviews with local people go to a layout where the driver, who we now know was Mitt Romney, was thrown out of the Citroen onto the roadway.

            Citroen body panels could be removed for repair by unscrewing one machine bolt. Romney's driver side door came off instantly as he came tumbling out.

            Here is the car after the accident:

            If he was pinned in the car, then his head was the size of a lemon.

            Team Lying relies on throwing out so many lies that no one can handle them is rapid succession. You have to sympathize with the Republican Party trying to vet such a person -- it's one lie after another after another with no let up.

        •  I found a Duane & Leola Anderson & a Vilnet pic (0+ / 0-)

          It looks like it could be the person in the hospital bed -- notice they share the same almost-mustache? -- though the person in the hospital bed has thicker hair:

          Duane and Leola Anderson

          Compare Duane to Bishop Vilnet in 2003.  The hair looks like that of the man in the hospital bed.

          Visit for Minnesota news as it happens.

          by Phoenix Woman on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 01:06:14 PM PDT

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        •  Why hide the identity of the hospitalized man? (0+ / 0-)

          That is what I'm trying to understand.

          Visit for Minnesota news as it happens.

          by Phoenix Woman on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 01:07:08 PM PDT

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  •  So a Romney had a car accident and his female (1+ / 0-)
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    passenger was killed? Who would ever think that would have anything to do with whether he should be President?

    After all, Rush has pointed out the Mitt  was not at Chappaquiddick.

    •  Mitt's dad was running for Prez in '68 (2+ / 0-)
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      Something that the commenter who keeps saying variations on "But Mitt wasn't running for president then!" keeps ignoring.

      Is there proof that the counter-story is 100% accurate?  I can't judge that.  There do seem to be major discrepancies in the official story, particularly with regard to the priest -- who per the counter-story would go on to become a prominent bishop and is alive today at age 90.

      Visit for Minnesota news as it happens.

      by Phoenix Woman on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 09:31:24 AM PDT

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