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As the Mitt Romney bullying controversy continues to escalate, the Romney campaign is apparently asking his former classmates to step forward and defend the Republican candidate.

They shouldn’t bother with Michael Barone, however. In a video uncovered by Buzzfeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski, the former Cranbrook student (and current conservative pundit and American Enterprise Institute fellow) says that he can’t take Romney seriously, because he remembers him as “kind of a jerk.”

Although, as one of Barone’s fellow panelists notes, at least he’s consistent about it.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Participants hold placards as they mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Washington D.C. on January 17, 2022

Washington (AFP) - Members of Martin Luther King Jr's family joined marchers Monday in Washington urging Congress to pass voting rights reform as the United States marked the holiday commemorating the slain civil rights leader.

King's son Martin Luther King III spoke at the march, warning that many states "have passed laws that make it harder to vote" more than half a century after the activism of his father.

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