July 20, 2012
Mitt Romney's Ties to a Drug Kingpin?
So, I'm a big fan of Breaking Bad, and am glad it's back for its fifth season. And the web that chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-super-manufacturer Walter Walt keeps spinning just keeps roping him into ever more complex, dangerous situations with ever more sinister personalities.
One just wonders how far Walt's schemes will take him. The season opener offered some clue, and it might plunge Walt into a tangle that might not be unfamiliar to POTUS wannabe Mitt Romney. I'm talking about the tangle of off-shore financing, of which Mr. Romney is all too familiar, according to various news reports.
Romney's 2010 tax return "showed at least 20 investments not previously listed on disclosure reports, but it did not provide enough information to evaluate their size or holdings. Neither the tax return nor other disclosures have revealed the full amounts of Mitt and Ann Romneys’ other offshore holdings over the years, including investments in Germany, Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands, Australia and Ireland."
Gus Fring, the late great coolly malevolent drug kingpin whom Walter White dispatched at the end of Season 4 in a cleverly rigged wheelchair bomb.
The DEA and cops seized various bits of evidence from Gus' office at his fast-food chicken restaurant. At the end of the, err, magnetic episode, the cops found a notation, hidden behind a photo that had been on Gus' desk. The notation showed the routing number for an account at the BancSuiss in the Cayman Islands. Hmm. Does the cool, maybe malevolent Romney have those kinds of secret notes hidden behind photos in his various houses?
As I posted on my Facebook, it seems that Romney shares a penchant for off-shore accounts with Gus. (Some would also say that Romney somewhat shares Gus' final fate of two-facedness).
I also wonder if Gus and Mitt shared the same friendly Cayman Islands banker. Or maybe the two hung out in the Cayman Islands, say at the Ritz Carlton. Maybe Mitt and Gus went jet skiing together, along with Mitt's wife Ann and Gus' henchman Tyrus.
Posted by Martha Ross at 4:07 AM