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note not only the probable illegal action by Romney, but the fact that Paul Ryan's brother Tobin worked at Bain.  From the piece, which is primarily exploring possible illegal acts by Mitt Romney while he was Governor, we learn that  

For three years from 1995, Tobin Ryan, who is now 47, was a senior manager at Bain & Company, the consulting firm where Mr Romney made his name. Mr Romney was at the time leading Bain Capital, the firm’s investment arm, inside the same Boston headquarters.
   Tobin Ryan left Bain to become a Vice President of the firm whose actions are the subject of the Telegraph article.

And by the way, in the UK the Daily Telegraph is often called the Daily Torygraph - take that for what it is worth.

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  •  sorry 4 html problems when posted (4+ / 0-)
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    Mannie, ericlewis0, cotterperson, Creosote

    now fixed

    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 08:43:32 PM PDT

  •  Profiteering from Public Office (10+ / 0-)

    Willard profited from the being in charge of the Olympics, then as Governor. Think of the money Wilard and his pals will make if he is President.

  •  must have never come up during vetting (8+ / 0-)


    I ♥ President Barack Obama.

    by ericlewis0 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 09:02:10 PM PDT

  •  Tobin Ryan, Paul Ryan, and Mitt Romney... (12+ / 0-)

    ...The report in the daily telegraph, and this report in Fortune about Tobin Ryan and "Paul Ryan's major private equity connection" raise a lot of interesting questions.

    ...Rep. Paul Ryan...has a much longer connection to another private equity executive: Tobin Ryan, Paul's older brother and a partner with Seidler Equity Partners...He joined the firm in October 2010, following a three-year stint with local private equity firm King Equity...

    ..It was during Ryan's time at Tomah that he first got to know the folks at Seidler...Tomah's CEO at the time, Steve King, is a major player in Wisconsin's Republican Party, last year serving as one of three transition team members for newly-elected RNC chair Reince Priebus...

    As the Telegraph article points out, regarding the Romney/ Tobin Ryan connection:  
    The Republican presidential candidate appears to have profited from a marketing company that was contracted by the state of Massachusetts...

    Both Mr Romney and Tobin Ryan, who omits his work at Imagitas from his corporate biography, also apparently stood to benefit from the $230 million (£146 million) sale of the company in 2005, while Mr Romney remained in office...

     ...Imagitas quickly expanded. It won contracts with several state governments to produce vehicle registration mail-outs, on which it sold advertising...

    In December 2001, Imagitas secured a contract with Wisconsin, whose then-governor, Scott McCallum, was a political ally of Paul Ryan...

    Tobin Ryan declined to say whether he had been involved in the Wisconsin deal...

    •  What's more interesting is (7+ / 0-)

      Imagitas' contract with the USPS to provide their change of address forms.

      Keeping track of when people move and where is the entry point for voter data research.  When people respond to their solicitation to provide help with moving, they get entered into the private data base which is then mined to determine income levels and other criteria which identify likely party affiliation. Direct mail marketing was the forerunner of Republican political organization.
      Imagitas recently announced a ten year RENEWAL of it's contract which, so far, has returned $300 million to the postal service. In exchange, they get information on 44 million movers a year, most of whom are likely adults.

      Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage". He's not into "catch and release."

      by hannah on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 12:12:15 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  It would be interesting to know why Tobin Ryan... (2+ / 0-)
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        "omits his work at Imagitas from his corporate biography"  

        Thanks for the information about Imagitas and the USPS.  

        I can see where it would be very helpful for the Republican Party to have information on people moving--which congressional district they are leaving, which one they are entering, when they moved (which could affect their eligibility to vote in a certain district), their income levels, etc.  

        It sounds like the Democrats might want to do some more digging on Imagitas, Tobin Ryan, government contracts awarded to Ryans' company, and how that all comes about.  They might also want to consider how all the seemingly unrelated bits of information and relationships might actually interconnect in various ways.  

  •  hmmm.....the plot thickens (5+ / 0-)

    I always wanted to say that, and this is the perfect time. VILLAINS!

  •  Steve King Is Feeling So Cocky..... (9+ / 0-)

    that he's already bragging about his upcoming spot in the WH after Paul Ryan gets elected.  Apparently the Ryan family & Bain go way back & so do Steve King & Paul Ryan.

    Paul Ryan has had quite the little week for himself.  Lying about his Plan, lying about letters he wrote asking for stimulus money, & lying about the President closing down a GM plant in December of 2008.

    Now tomorrow he goes w/ his mommy to a retirement community in Florida to jawbone about Medicare.  Hmmmmm......wonder what new stories will turn up there?

  •  So Romney from my impression has (3+ / 0-)
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    Creosote, Loozerio, glitterscale

    tried to give the illusion  that he picked someone he didn't personally know an now well it turns out that yes he really does know Paul Ryan personally.  

  •  Liars don't necessarily lie to hide (5+ / 0-)

    something bad they've done.  Lying is useful to get the truth out of other people because honest people feel compelled to correct what's false.  Lying is also useful as a distraction from what's really going on.  An example of the latter would be to pull the fire alarm at school to delay the giving of a test for which someone is not prepared (happens all the time). People who do that call it a prank. Trickery and deceit give the perpetrator a feeling of superiority, of having "put one over."  They don't mind being found out eventually because they want people to know they've "been had."

    We tend to assume that people who admit error are repentant.  Not so.  Some admit to minor sins, expecting that big ones will be overlooked.
    In this case, Willard is admitting to stubbornness about his financial records and privacy.  The latter even gets him some points with ordinary folk who wouldn't want their records exposed. But, it's a kerfuffle that's distracting attention from other, more serious stuff.

    But, Willard can't help it. Secrecy and dishonesty are his major vices. They're obsessions and he's addicted.

    Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage". He's not into "catch and release."

    by hannah on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 12:24:55 AM PDT

    •  You are assuming (2+ / 0-)
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      that Mittens knows anyone "personally". He has many business acquaintances, but few personal friends. Perhaps the reason he is so family-centered is that he is not capable of being friendly as is normal.

      I recall a cartoon of "Shoe" about 20 years ago, where the manager of the newspaper was talking with a reporter of his over a beer. The manager said, "Sometimes I regret the friends I had to step over on my way to the top."

      The reporter says, "Don't sweat it. You never had any friends."

      Romney is like Sarah Palin in that there are loads of people out there would would be happy to dish up the dirt they've got when they feel he can't hurt them anymore.

  •  Excellent diary (1+ / 0-)
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    I think this will be a big story.  It doesn't pass the sniff test.

    •  I would like to agree (1+ / 0-)
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      But given how little traction Rmoney's tax return issues when he was running for MA governor is getting, I'll bet he gets a pass on this.

      In the interest of fair and balanced, ya'know?

      It does leave a stench, but of course I was never going to vote for this fake anyway.  Unless this gets a lot of airplay, it'll never reach the ears of the majority of people who follow politics inattentively.

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