Romney Hated All Hair, Not Just Gay Hair

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during the Tri-State Tax Day Tea Summit April 16, 2012 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Romney continues his campaign as the presumptive GOP candidate after his closest rival Rick Santorum suspended his campaign last week.PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during the Tri-State Tax Day Tea Summit April 16, 2012 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Romney continues his campaign as the presumptive GOP candidate after his closest rival Rick Santorum suspended his campaign last week. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
And lo, it was decreed that the man with the finest mane shall rule the land. Photo: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images2012 Getty Images

Hunter Walker notices a previously reported story that casts Mitt Romney's bullying history in a different light — he also forcibly cut a dude's hair in college:

At Stanford, he lured rival University of California students into a trap in which his buddies “shaved their heads and painted them red,” according to a 1970 speech at Brigham Young University by his father, George Romney.

This story could be exculpatory. Maybe Romney didn't hate gays — maybe he just hated hair. Or, other peoples' hair, anyway. Perhaps that is the deeper fixation: It is not enough for Romney to have perfect hair. Others must have terrible hair.