The Softer Side of Mitt: "I Love Ann" Photo

September 27, 2012 at 10:33 am (Ann Davies, Ann Romney, I Love Ann, Love, Mitt Romney, Romance)

With the Obama administration, and by extension the media, trying to portray Romney as some sort of evil, greedy, corporate raider, who murders people’s wives, it’s not very often you get to see the human side of Mitt.  But here you go.

Via Time:

Before there was Romney the presidential candidate, there was Romney the romantic. In this week’s cover story, Jon Meacham looks at how Romney’s identity was shaped by his Mormon roots. To illustrate this formative time in the presidential candidate’s life, we turned to a surprising photo found in the archives that shows the rarely-seen personal side of the candidate.

On a recent cover shoot I asked Romney about the image and found out that around 1968, while serving as a Mormon missionary in France, a young Mitt made several photographs with the help of his LDS friends. He described how the photo was taken,  explaining that it was playfully staged for his high school girlfriend and soon-to-be wife, Ann Davies. Romney revealed that the photo is actually one of a series made during his time abroad.

Somebody cue up the ‘Hey girl, it’s Mitt Romney’ Tumblr page.

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Covering Sex at Occupy Events

January 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm (Crabs, NewsBusters, Occupy DC, Romance, Sex, Soap, Tim Graham, Washington Post)

Cute couple…

Must be another slow news day at the Washington Post.  And because of it, I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

The headline at NewsBusters says it all:


WaPo Tells of Protester ‘Cuddle Puddles’ and ‘Occubabies’ on the Way

Well, once you overlook the rampant head lice, lack of soap, and openly defecating on police cars, what’s not to love?

NewsBusters Tim Graham reports:

The Post’s Sunday front page was dominated by the headline “LOVE AMID THE TENTS.” The biggest “news” of the day was casual sex, hippie-style.

A gag-inducing two minute video on their site can be seen below:

Graham continues –

Post reporter Annie Gowen proclaimed that “As the Occupy movement enters its fourth month locally, it has spawned two full-service camps, more than 100 arrests and an ongoing constitutional debate over the right to free speech on federal land. But a combustible combination of youthful energy, enthusiasm for shared ideals and tight living quarters has given rise to something else: Romance. Lots and lots of romance.”

And the Washington Post went on from there…

Medics at both D.C. protests routinely hand out condoms. At McPherson Square, there are also pregnancy tests — at least one of which has come back positive. Indeed, Occupiers are beginning to joke that a string of Occubabies may appear come June

Occubabies?  No word on whether or not STD’s will heretofore be referred to as Occucrabs.

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