US Politics AMERICAblog News: Romney claimed he lived impoverished existence in France, in fact he lived in a "palace" in Paris
More travails of "middle class" Mitt as a poor student. The problem was is that wasn't that poor. Mitt said "his two and a half years as a Mormon missionary in France in the late 1960s were tough times. The places he was staying often had no working toilet, and certainly no baths or showers, he said just this past Sunday (in an effort to divert attention from the $10,000 bet he made Rick Perry). He lived, he said, just like lower-middle income Frenchmen lived..."
In his remarks this week, Mr Romney said of his French lodgings: “I don’t recall any of them having a refrigerator. We shopped before every meal”. Mr Anderson said that as well as a refrigerator, the mansion had “a Spanish chef called Pardo and a house boy, who prepared lunch and supper five days a week”.The home in fact had several baths and showers.