Should Mitt Romney Apologize to Parents of Baby He Fed to Crocodiles?
Jack Lakeman 2012/08/09 16:40:55
Legnutt, Duh Progressive staff,
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012,
(KANSAS CITY, KS) —Mitt
Romney’s campaign took another unexpected jab to the jugular this week, after
another former employee of GST Steel which Romney’s
Capital had taken over in hopes of
salvaging came out and accused the GOP nominee of “feeding his infant son to
Along with Joe Soptic, the man in the anti-Romney ad posted on the internet
Monday —who claims being fired by Bain Capital (Romney) caused his family to
lose their health insurance and thereby were unable to detect and treat his wife’s
cancer in time to save her life— fellow GST Steel employee, Mark Ringley, was
also downsized in 2001 in an attempt to save the company.
Following his release from GST Steel, Mr. Ringley held several menial jobs from
2002 to 2007, but was unable to find work that matched the pay and benefits he
had with Bain-owned GST. According to the Ringleys, Mark frequently
expressed his dismay at not finding comparable work during those seven years
when his wife, Ellen, a nurse practitioner, came up with an idea to lift Mark
and his family’s spirits –a vacation to Disney
World! “It seemed like a nice change of pace and a good way to hit
‘reset’ on a lot of things in our family,” sobbed Mr. Ringley to Duh Progressive Tuesday.
With some money Mark had saved from his days at GST and Ellen’s
$109,000/year salary, the couple, along with their 6-year-old daughter and
20-month-old son, Eddie, flew to Ft. Lauderdale in May of 2008, rented a car
and began driving to Disney World, leaving their woes behind.
Stopping for a night in St. Augustine, the Ringleys visited the city’s famous
Alligator Farm and were standing by a railing overlooking its
crocodile exhibit when tragedy struck. According to Mr. Ringley,
holding Eddie in his arms he “went to step a bit closer” to help Eddie peek
over the ledge of the railing at the crocodiles. “But I slipped on a
banana peel, fell against the railing and lost my grip!” recounted Ringley
Tuesday. “Before I knew it, Eddie.....
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