A Fun Easter Prank at Mitt’s Alma Mater


My first thought was that this post is not really about Mitt Romney, but I wanted to do a post  anyway about this prank that I discovered today on YouTube. Its creativity and the manner in which it was documented so well both merit attention. Not only that, the video is really amusing to watch. The more I thought about it, however, I decided that in a fairly direct way the prank is something that Mitt would very much enjoy, which says a lot about who he is as a person and thus falls very much within the purpose of MittTheMan.com

Indeed, Mitt’s family and anyone who knows him will talk about the fact that he loves pranks, much so much that his staff pulled worked a great April Fool’s prank on him recently on the campaign trail that was documented on YouTube. Working in cahoots with Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin during a campaign swing in their state, they arranged to take him to show up for an event in an empty room before taking him to the real event. Waiting backstage as Congressman Ryan introduced him he heard cheers and applause but when he stepped into the room, he found only the congressman, the senator, and his staffers. The applause was prerecorded and added to the gag which turned out to be rather humorous and is itself is worth watching on YouTube.

The fun prank that was the initial and primary target of my attention took place at Brigham Young University (BYU) where Mitt graduated in 1971. For the past 14 years BYU has been  atop the Princeton Review List of “Stone-Cold Sober Schools,” a distinction documented last August by the campus newspaper, The Daily Universe. As a result, anyone who is not aware of the school where Mitt attended should find the prank not only amusing but perhaps a bit enlightening as well.

So, what do students do for fun at a university where drinking and carousing are not part of the campus lifestyle? Watch this YouTube video to find out!

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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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