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Maryland Teens Reenact Romney Haircutting Prank During Parade

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: Republican U.S. Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Healthcare Act with the U.S. Capitol in the background, June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court ruled that the entire law was constitutional and did not strike down any part. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
At least they didn’t make an effigy. Photo: Alex Wong/2012 Getty Images

They’re not quite old enough to vote, but a couple teens from Takoma Park, Maryland, harshly displayed their political leanings during a Fourth of July celebration Wednesday when one teenager with giant cardboard scissors chased another in a bleach-blond wig, the Washington Post reports. Of course, the scene was a reenactment of Romney’s curious prep school prank that the Post first reported on in May, during which the candidate allegedly gave a soft-spoken student a forcible haircut because he couldn’t countenance the guy’s shaggy blond hairdo.

The teens wisely used scissors incapable of cutting so they could keep the wig intact throughout the two-mile parade route, and also so nobody got inadvertently stabbed.

The “ultra-liberal” Takoma Park residents didn’t stop there. According to the Post’s David Montgomery, revelers attacked Romney’s character by acting out the horror suffered by the Romney family dog Seamus during a trip in 1983. Montgomery wrote of the parade, “there was also a car that had a stuffed dog leaning out the window and a person in a cage on the roof — a reference to a story about Romney putting the family hound in a rooftop luggage carrier.”

A local Patch reports that supporters of the group Good Dog, Bad Romney also marched with their dogs in the parade, because the canines of Takoma Park hate Romney, too.

Maryland Teens Reenact Romney Haircutting Prank