Today we’re eerily reminded of Mitt Romney’s confrontation with some Snowbasin event attendees back in the 2002 Olympics. During traffic problems before one of the events, Romney — head of the 2002 Games for Utah — personally took charge of some of the traffic control. Some attendees later accused Romney of cursing at them, a charge he strenuously denied.
Transportation and trouble seem to coincide for Romney, considering the story out today about his tussle with a rap star aboard an airline flight.
Political figures of course are magnets for publicity and controversy, although this makes twice that the likely 2012 Republican presidential candidate has mixed it up with “real people.”
It’s a he-said, he-said tale, once again. It’s also amusing. I laughed out loud when I read that rapper Sky Blu described Romney as having grabbed his shoulder in a “condor grip” or “Vulcan grip.”
The rapper, whose real name is Skyler Gordy, told his side in a video on TMZ. Gordy is a grandson of Motown mogul Berry Gordy.
UPDATE: The science fiction geeks blog weighs in, even posting a nostalgic photo of Mr. Spock using the Vulcan pinch on a hapless victim. Hysterical!