Mitt’s Friend at Bain Capital


In 1996 Melissa “Missy” Gay, daughter of Robert Gay who was Mitt’s friend and partner at Bain Capital, left home to attend rave parties in New York City and then disappeared. Read here the New York Times story recounting how Mitt closed the offices of Bain Capital in Boston so everyone could go to New York to help find the 14-year old girl. The volunteers from Boston enlisted help from other friends in associates at various companies with which they had connections:

Duane Reade, a drugstore chain in which Bain Capital is an investor, had clerks at 52 stores insert fliers in shopping bags. Price Waterhouse, which does the firm’s accounting, sent nearly 100 volunteers to distribute the posters, and Goldman Sachs, Bankers Trust and Morgan Stanley dispatched more than 60 people.

Because this event made its way into a political ad, some people doubted whether it was true or not, however, the Web site PolitiFact of the Saint Petersburg Times later verified its truthfulness.

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About Mike

Michael Bush first met Mitt in 1966 when they reported for a one-week training session in Salt Lake City before heading to France on the 4th of July to serve as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 2 1/2 years. They also served at the same time in Bordeaux for several months in 1968, where they worked together quite often. Mike is on the faculty of Brigham Young University and grew up in Alabama. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Political Science. He also has an MBA from the University of Missouri and a PhD from The Ohio State University in Foreign Language Education with an emphasis in Computer Science. He is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who spent most of his career at the US Air Force Academy teaching French and doing research in the area of computer-assisted language learning. He and his wife Annie have four children and 18 grandchildren. It goes without saying that the things written on this site reflect his views and opinions and are in no way intended to reflect those of Brigham Young University or its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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