Politics

Romney Advisor Eric Fehrnstrom Recalls How Mitt Romney Joked About Firing a Maid

| by Michael Allen

Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, recently recalled a joke about firing a hotel maid, to Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz.

Balz asked Fehrnstrom what was the “most fun moment” he had ever had with Romney?

Fehrnstrom said: “I tell you, he’s a closet prankster. I remember a trip he took as governor [of Massachusetts], one of the troopers who was assigned to his protection detail short-sheeted his bed.”

“The governor, in order to turn the tables on this trooper, sat down an composed a letter as if it had been written by the hotel manager, addressed it to himself as Governor the the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, apologized for the bad housekeeping and the short-sheeting of his bed, and informed him that we have taken action to fire the chambermaid responsible."

Popular Video

This judge looked an inmate square in the eyes and did something that left the entire courtroom in tears:

“The governor showed that to the trooper that had short-sheeted the bed and, of course, his face went white. He was aghast that something like that had happened.”