“I think my dad had a job, like, being the grand master or whatever of the 50th celebration of the automobile in Detroit,” Romney said at a Tea Party rally in Milford. “They painted Woodward Avenue with gold paint. My memory’s a little foggy here, so, uh, but – yeah I was probably four or something like that. But they had the cars go down Woodward Avenue.”
His memory was a little foggy, however, because he wasn’t born.
The Golden Jubilee, as the event was called, occurred nine months before Romney’s birth.
“Mitt doesn’t say he was there, in fact, he says his memory was foggy,” the aide said. “He was simply telling the story about his dad.
In 2007, Romney had to acknowledge that he had not watched his father march with Martin Luther King Jr., as he had asserted in a nationally televised debate. Romney said at the time that his father had told him that he had marched with King and that he was using the word “saw” in a “figurative sense.”
“I did not see it with my own eyes, but I saw him in the sense of being aware of his participation in that great effort,” Romney said then.
One thing that’s nice about being a “Master of the Universe”? No one questions your bullshit name dropping (to your face). Things are slightly different outside the world of leveraged buyouts and corporate “creative destruction”, Mitt. Not everyone out here is going to kiss your ass when you lie, like they did at Bain.
Mitt Romney remembers Detroit celebration from before he was born – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com