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What the Washington Post Missed

Joe1602 Wrote: May 15, 2012 8:46 AM
Lets stick with the WAPO story. No one bleached their hair in the 60's, not even women. A guy who did would be lucky to be alive before he was thrown out of that school, which would forever have a stained reputation for admitting a homosexual. If there had been such a person, everyone in the school would have known about it, everyone, yet Romney's best friend doesn't. There would be far more than 4 who were aware of it. Lauber's family said the story is inaccurate. Hoevever, now that we know that WAPO can find old classmates, they should find some of Obama's and report on him. This story was written by someone under 30 who has no clue what 60's more's were, so it utterly fails to be believable.
Mark102 Wrote: May 15, 2012 9:12 AM
When the surfer craze hit California in the 60's, every male who could, bleached their hair with lemon juice. Some tried peroxide ending up red instead of blonde. Indeed, bleached hair, stretch jeans, surf boards and woodies ( the car) were iconic of 60's Southern Ca.
Joe296 Wrote: May 15, 2012 9:56 AM
A mixture of ammonia and peroxide worked great for bleaching hair. It was a fad throughout the country in the late 50's and early 60's. I grew up in the rural south and we would usually bleach a small spot in the front to be "cool"(along with turned up collars and pants with the little buckles in the back) It was all Elvis"s fault!! .However, it had nothing to do with gayness as no one thought that that type behavior actually occured There were guys that were thought of as "sissies" but no one imagined that they might be gay.

Last week, the Washington Post produced a front-page story intended to shock readers with the news of Mitt Romney’s leading fellow preppies in cutting the bleach-blond hair of a student at their school. The incident in question took place in 1965, some 47 years ago. The news that Mitt Romney did dumb things in high school was played as if it was most revealing. But, unconnected to anything else, it leaves the reader puzzled? Why this story? Why now?

Liberal commentators are quick to respond: It’s all part of the narrative (their favorite word, by the way). And the...