The Ed Show | December 16, 2011
>>> and in "psycho talk" tonight, the unemployed multimillionaire mitt romney is still struggling to connect with the middle class . he tried again recently by describing his tough life as a missionary in france .
>> number of the apartments i lived in when i was there didn't have toilets. we had instead the little pads on the ground, okay, you know how that works. and pull the -- there was a chain behind you with kind of a bucket affair. most of the apartments i lived in had no refrigerators. i don't recall any of them having a refrigerator. most of the apartments i lived in had no shower or bathtub. we bought a house and stuck it in the sink and held a hose and big tub underneath us we'd put in the kitchen and wash ourselves this way.
>> mitt romney is leaving out "the telegraf" reports, mitt spent a significant portion of his mission living in a paris, france , mansion. it was the headquarters of the mormon mission in france . the building is now worth $12 million. and romney's fellow missionaries describe the mansion as a palace. it had full plumbing, no buckets, i mean, necessary at all. each bedroom was connected to a bath or a shower. so no hoses. i mean, the mansion, you know what it had? it had a washer, dryer, refrigerator, all the amenities. let's not forget the professional cooks for the young missiona missionaries. the " wall street journal " reports, "the mansion came with a dozen house staff including a spanish chef and a house boy named jose." when mitt romney returned to the united states , he spent the next few decades making up for months of poverty he suffered in france . today he's worth about $200 million and his bulldozing his 12th million-dollar home. let's not forget how he loves to throw out $10,000 bets on a whim. for mitt romney to push the idea that he's in touch with regular people is zany "psycho talk."