So here's a question. By his own happy quote, Romney "likes to fire the people that don't provide good service." So why doesn't he fire his campaign manager that gave the Etch a Sketch quote?
Seriously. It would show he holds friends up to the same standards he holds low-life employees up to. Cuz, bet your ass, if someone he didn't know cost a Bain company this much money (and Econ 101 will tell you "Good Will" is a line item on a takeover with a dollar value assigned to it) - Romeny would fire his ass.
By NOT firing him, Romney just reinforces the perception that he has rules for his friends (crony capitalism at it's worst) and rules for the little people (the unwashed and non-Mormon).