"Briefly, as told by a handful of boarding-school classmates, Romney led a group of boys who tackles and held down John Lauber and cut his longish, blond hair. Romney allegedly didn't like Lauber's look and decided to fix it. The subtext is that Lauber may have been gay and that, therefore, Romney is a not-so-closeted gay hater. For those to the premises more recently arrived, a quick primer on 1965 when this occurred. NObody knew who was or wasn't yet in popular circulation as a noun and generally meant "merry." Homosexuality wans't high on most high school kids' radar, period. If anything, Romney may not have liked Lauber's 'hippie' locks, which is the more likely case given the era."
Obviously, Kathleen was one of the pretty blond girls who turned her head and pretended that such unpleasantness didn't exist. Like me, Kathleen grew up in South Carolina, and I can guarantee her that homosexuality was very much on the minds of high school boys. They may not have known the word gay, but they had other words for boys like me: faggot, sissy, queer. I heard these every day from those boys Kathleen claims had no idea of homosexuality. I hope she's proud of herself for enabling the bullies and bashers. She's no better than they are.