tax havens. He wouldn't be able to afford to run for
president if he didn't have all sorts of filthy lucre stashed
in the Caymans and Switzerland.
checkit: ABC news [ACTUALLY GETS A SCOOP.OMFG!]
Romney Party Yacht Flies Cayman Islands Flag
By MATTHEW MOSK (@mattmosk) , BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , MEGAN CHUCHMACH (@megcourtney) and RHONDA SCHWARTZ
Aug. 29, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands.
The floating party, hosted by a Florida developer on his yacht "Cracker Bay," was one of a dozen exclusive events meant to nurture those who have raised more than $1 million for Romney's bid.
"I think it's ironic they do this aboard a yacht that doesn't even pay its taxes," said a woman who lives aboard a much smaller boat moored at the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina.
Romney's Cayman-based investments have come under fire during the campaign.
The event, attended by no more than 50 people, along with Romney relatives, including older brother Scott, appeared on no public calendars. ABC News obtained a schedule of the Romney campaign's "Victory Council" and waited dockside to speak with members.
"It was a really nice event. These are good supporters," said billionaire Wilbur Ross, an energy industry executive.
Spencer Zwick, one of Romney's top fundraisers, said the event was not to raise money, but simply to thank donors.
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PHOTO: The yacht where elite donors of the Romney Victory Council are partying in Tampa flies a version of the Cayman Islands flag. Romney's use of offshore accounts for his investments has come under fire during the campaign.
Registered in the Caymans, and flying a version of the Caymans' "civil ensign" or merchant flag, the Cracker Bay has an impressive art collection and can seat 30 for dinner.