Friday, September 07, 2007



Norman Hsu donated to Democratic candidates and, believe me, he will be front and center in the media forever. I bet you never heard of Robert Lichfield though, right? He wasn't just a random donor to Republicans. He was a member of the Mitt Romney campaign, charged with bringing in money to the biggest spending campaign. But, besides sucking up cash for Full of Mitt, Lichfield was also involved with child abuse. He quietly slinked away from the campaign but... not much has been heard about this in all the yelling and screaming over Hsu even though he's been bringing in far more money for Flip Flop than Hsu has brought in for Democrats.
Lichfield is named in a federal lawsuit charging that students of the "behavior modification" schools with ties to WWASPS [Worldwide Association of Specialty Schools, founded by Lichfield] were subjected to "physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse."

...The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Utah, alleges brazen acts of child abuse, including that students of the various programs had been forced to eat their own vomit, clean toilets with a toothbrush and brush their teeth afterward, were chained or locked in dog cages, kicked, beaten, thrown and slammed to the ground and forced into sexual acts.

Lichfield and his wife have donated thousands of dollars to Romney and other right-wing candidates for various offices, as well as to right-wing groups. In fact they seem to have donated well over the legal limit for wingnuts like Utah Senators Robert Bennett and Orrin Hatch, and North Carolina Senator Richard Burr. I know Democrats who were recipients of Hsu's money have donated it to charity. Will Hatch, Bennett, the GOP and Full of Mitt return the hundreds of thousands of dollars given to them directly by Lichfield? Not likely.

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At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert Lichfield looks remarkably like one of the Osmonds.

At 2:23 PM, Blogger dotfoot said...

they all look alike to me.

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Christian Prophet said...

It's a good thing Lichfield is not running for office. People accused of child abuse are like witches in old Salem ... they stand no chance.

Romney, on the other hand, really radiates true heroism:
An American Hero: Mitt Romney

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Gaengy said...

I know Bob, he is a good guy. He deals with kids no other school or institution will take.

At 6:16 AM, Blogger being normal is borning said...

i hate you,....i was in the mentor program hat just go shut down ..thank to people treated me with no respect gave us little food..and so so so much more . but at the end of all story good always win


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