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The Washington Post is out today with a deeply reported piece on Mitt Romney that paints him as a privileged bully who picked on classmates he suspected of being gay. A particularly horrific story is that of classmate John Lauber, a new kid at the exclusive Cranbrook prep school whose long, bleach-blonde hair offended Romney's conservative sensibilities.

A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school's collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber's hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.

Confronted about the incident this morning on a radio talk show, Romney tried in vain to save face.

I'm not gonna be too concerned about their piece. I played a lot of pranks in high school, and they described some that, uh, well, you just say to yourself that, uh, back in high school, I did some dumb things, and if anybody was hurt by that or offended by that, obviously I apologize. But overall, high school was a long time ago, and I'm glad I've got some good friends from those years.

Pressed further, he responded:

I don't, I don't remember that incident. And I certainly don't believe that I, or, I can't speak for other people, of course, but thought the fellow was homosexual. That was the furthest thing from my mind back in the 1960s. That was not the case.

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Charles Barkley, political commentator extraordinaire, took aim Sunday night as the camera cut to Mitt Romney, sitting 12 rows back at the Celtics-Hawks playoff game:

We're going to beat you like a drum in November. Don't take it personally. You seem like a nice guy, but you're going down, bro.

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There's something rather foreboding when the person who runs the United States says that he finished paying off his student loans less than a decade ago; on the flipside, however, is Ann Romney's claim to hard times because she and Mitt were unemployed and living off of stocks. While the President has been fighting tooth and nail for affordable higher education, who can resist financial advice from a grown man named Mitt?

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A preposterously well-remixed compilation of Mitt Romney clips by Hugh Atkin yields quite possible the best sendup of Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" ever pieced together from clips of Mitt Romney.

[hmatkin.]

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Super Tuesday Results of the Day: Mitt Romney managed to fend off a major embarrassment by eking out a win in Ohio following a hard-fought bout with Rick Santorum for first place in the Buckeye State.

But in taking his sweet time to unseat Santorum, who had been holding steady at number one for a significant portion of the night -- and even then hanging on

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George Is Getting Upset of the Day: Mitt Romney loves to quote George Costanza at debates and rallies. He's done it at least three times in the past, including during last night's CNN debate.

Except he gets it wrong every time.

"As George Costanza would say, when they're applauding, stop," he told last night

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Prank Call of the Day: On the eve of the 2008 Michigan primary, Mitt Romney's son Matt decided to help his dad relax by prank calling him with an Arnold Schwarzenegger soundboard.

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Smear Campaign of the Day: GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who has been battling a certain "Google Problem" for nearly a decade, apparently thought it wise to have his latest political ad feature a Mitt Romney lookalike firing a brown, frothy substance at a ca