Mitt Romney getting his shoes shined on the tarmac.

Mitt Romney getting his shoes shined on the tarmac.

If you got your last shoeshine on the tarmac at an airport — any airport — than chances are you, like Willard “Mitt” Romney have more money than most of the top 1%.

From Rachel Maddow on MSNBC:

Mitt Romney has an empathy problem. Regardless of whether he’s actually an empathetic guy, Mr. Romney remains the son of a wealthy man who then went out and made another fortunebuying companies and firing people. He’s still the guy who says that questions about income inequality amount to the sin of envy, he’s still the guy who manages to say the words “I like to be able to fire people,” he’s still the guy who offers up a $10,000 bet to prove his point. He’s still the guy who drove to Canada with the family dog in a kennel on top of the car and who responded to evidence of the family dog’s distress by stopping at a car wash to rinse it away.

The last link in the paragraph above goes to a story when Romney, like Chevy Chase’s fictional character  Clark Griswold, abused a family pet on a family vacation. Clark killed the dog when he took off with the dog tethered to the family wagon. Mitt literally scared the you-know-what out of the poor beast by strapping it to the top of the family wagon while en route to Canada.

That story is here.