Saturday, August 11, 2007

I wasn't voting for him anyway but...

Did you know that presidential hopeful Mitt Romney once transported his dog, Seamus, (an Irish Setter), in a dog carrier that he strapped to the roof of his station wagon during a 12-hour car ride from Boston to Ontario? At one point, after his eldest son noticed brown stuff coming down the side of the car, Mitt pulled over and proceeded to hose down the dog, the carrier, and the car because the dog had defecated and urinated. Did Mitt then work to make room for the dog in the car? No. He strapped the dog back on top and kept on driving. Romney defended his actions from over 20 years ago stating the dog "likes fresh air". Now I know that 1. this took place a long time ago and that B) we didn't have the same laws regarding animal cruelty (hell, we didn't even have safety belt laws for children) and that 3. there are, arguably, bigger concerns than how one moron chose to transport his dog while taking his family to their summer vacation destination. But wouldn't you like to think that this is one of those things you just wouldn't do because you'd just know better not to? Wouldn't you like to think that if your car was that full of crap, you'd load up the carrier with all of the non-living travel items and pack the dog in the car? Wouldn't you like to think that after evidence the dog was perhaps a wee bit stressed traveling at a minimum rate of 60 mph on our nation's highways, you'd do something to alleviate the dog's anxiety? 'Cuz Romney didn't. I'll admit I laughed reading the story but most of the hysterical giggling came from my inability to believe someone could be this big of an idiot. Well, that and some of the comments folks left after reading the story - "If Romney is elected, Air Force One is going to look awfully silly with a dog carrier strapped to the roof."

2 comments:

B. E. Busby said...

Sheesh, at least the Harley people had a skin keeping the wind off their passenger:

http://tinyurl.com/39lk4t

Maybe the Romney family is somehow related to the Griswolds.

http://tinyurl.com/3y6jk5

christie said...

Hey, I found Betty's web site but didn't see an e-mail address like Darr said I would, only an option to send an e-mail on the standard form. All that to say our political discussion we were supposed to continue off of the blog, has come to a screeching halt.