|Rusty from Dogs Against Romney says "Woof!"|
Romney's Dog, Seamus, has made the front page again.
This time, the front page of the Washington Post. (Our friends at Dogs Against Romney also got a mention.)
Is this an important story or just a distraction?
A Democratic strategist quoted in the article says:
“It’s a signifier,” Democratic strategist Chris Lehane said. “There are certain events that happen over the course of someone’s life that play into a larger story line and feed into a caricature. Seamus the dog story just plays into a negative story line about a guy who you may not completely trust.”Meanwhile, a Republican advisor dismisses the importance of the dog-on-the-roof story:
“For crying out loud, with 8.3 percent unemployment, if the dog defeats you, you deserve to be defeated,” said the adviser, who requested anonymity to speak candidly. “Come on. You’ve got to run a good campaign to overcome that. President Obama overcame Reverend Wright and Bill Ayres.”
Except that Obama didn't strap either Wright or Ayres to the roof of a car.. and both of those issues were blown up/made up by the right wing to discredit Obama. And the Romney campaign, with Romney's history of laying off people as part of his management of Bain capital and Massachusett's record of 47th in job growth during Mitt's tenure, shouldn't be mentioning unemployment... I guess they figure that the Democrats and the population at large won't remember those little things.
I continue to believe that strapping a kennel to the roof of a car for a 12 hour ride is inhumane; continuing the ride after the dog made its distress known by defecating in the kennel is unconscionable.
The Washington Post story did contain additional information about the fate of Seamus. This article claims that the dog lived out his life in California with Romney's sister.
Don't miss all of our other articles about the Seamus story:
- Seamus sings the Mutt Romney Blues.
- Dogs Against Romney: Woof!
- More About Dogs Against Romney
- The Terrifying Ordeal of Mitt Romney's Dog
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