Friday, June 29, 2007

Before Guantanamo There Was Romney's Dog Carrier

Ann and Mitt Romney with a station wagon they called the ''white whale.'' (Romney Family Photo)

That's the car they strapped the dog's carrier onto.

And I thought I hated the Mittwit before. The Boston Globe has run a multi-part series profiling our carefully coifed, multiple choice Mittwit. Part Four of the series started out with what he and his family seemed to think was a cute story that showed how clever he is; what the story really shows is a cold-hearted cruel man.

He strapped their dog to the roof of the car for a 12-hour trip.

Repeat, he strapped their dog to the roof of the car for a 12-hour trip.

The dog, understandably, freaked out and crapped all over the car.

Romney's reaction? He pulled into a garage and hosed the dog and car down. Although the story doesn't say this, presumably he continued on the trip with the dog still strapped to the roof; only now the dog is cold and wet.

What a sicko. I don't even like dogs and I can't imagine doing something like that to a family pet. Another reason why the Mittwit is not fit to be President. Hell, he's not fit to be dogcatcher.

Here's the Globe story:

Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. He'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog.

Then Romney put his boys on notice: He would be making predetermined stops for gas, and that was it.

As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.
As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway. It was a tiny preview of a trait he would grow famous for in business: emotion-free crisis management.

Blue Mass. Group: Mitt Romney, dog torturer Romney's Cruel Canine Vacation

Itchmo: Why Mitt Romney Is Not Fit To Take Care Of Your Dog, Let Alone Run For The Presidency

The Hill's Pundits Blog: Mitt Romney’s Cruelty to His Dog (Bill Press)

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