Mitt Romney used to carry dog on roof in family trips

Simby19

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Romney Rapped For Carrying Dog On Car Roof

Crisis-Management Example From 1983 Backfires, Drawing Charges Of Animal Cruelty

CBS/AP) An example of Mitt Romney's crisis-management skills has turned into something of a political problem for the Republican presidential contender.

Romney placed his family dog, an Irish setter named Seamus, into a kennel lashed to the top of his station wagon for a 12-hour family trip from Boston to Ontario in 1983. Despite being shielded by a wind screen the former Massachusetts governor erected, Seamus expressed his discomfort with a diarrhea attack.

Now the story, recounted this week in a Boston Globe profile of Romney, has touched off howls of outrage from bloggers and animal rights activists even though it was presented in the story as an example of Romney's coolness under trying circumstances.

When Romney's eldest son, Tagg, and his four brothers complained about the brown runoff down the back windshield, their father quietly pulled the car over, borrowed a gas station hose and sprayed down both the dog and the kennel before returning to the road.

"Massachusetts animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal 'in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon,"' wrote Steve Benen in a post on the blog "Crooks and Liars."

Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, told Time magazine's "Swampland" blog: "If you wouldn't strap your child to the roof of your car, you have no business doing that to the family dog!"

Romney dismissed any outcry about the 24-year-old incident, saying the dog enjoyed his rooftop perch and PETA has never been his fan.

"He scrambled up there every time we went on trips," Romney said at a campaign stop in Pittsburgh on Thursday. "He got it all by himself and enjoyed it." He added that it was not the first time the animal rights group disapproved of his activities, reported WTAE-TV.

"You know, PETA has not been my fan over the years," Romney said. "PETA has been after me for having a rodeo at the Olympics and were very, very upset about that. PETA was after me when I went quail hunting in Georgia. And PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air."
 

LiddyRules

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give him a break, he was on his way to Wally World (i know that was back bumper but it's still funny)
 

Mommadeez4u

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'diarrhea attack'? bet the car behind them had a lovely time.
 
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So if you follow PETA's logic, it would be animal abuse if you let your dog jump into the bed of your truck to ride somewhere.

If that's the case then there are millions or animal abusers for having their labradors and other dogs in the bed of their trucks sticking their heads around the cab and letting their ears flop around. Fuck PETA.
 

Southpaw

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There's a big difference between some hayseed driving to the general store with Fido relaxing in the bed of a truck versus driving at highway speeds on an interstate for 10 hours with a dog confined in a crate strapped to the roof. Mitt Romney sucks Hatian immigrant on Christopher St. cock.
 

GDRC

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There's a big difference between some hayseed driving to the general store with Fido relaxing in the bed of a truck versus driving at highway speeds on an interstate for 10 hours with a dog confined in a crate strapped to the roof. Mitt Romney sucks Hatian immigrant on Christopher St. cock.
This guy gets it
 

KingTheoden84

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There's a big difference between some hayseed driving to the general store with Fido relaxing in the bed of a truck versus driving at highway speeds on an interstate for 10 hours with a dog confined in a crate strapped to the roof.
Exactly. On the bed of a pickup the dog is pretty well protected for a short trip into town. Putting a dog in a rickshaw slapped up-top a station wagon for a 10 hour drive on interstates is not only highly unusual but completely sadistic. Any fair-minded person would have to interpret this as the Romney's did not want to be bothered with the dog inside on the car ride (which is strange because they should have put the canine in a kennel for the duration).

Anyone who think Mitt is a nice old fellow who is a true blue conservative deserves to have lil' Jimmy administer a gush of discipline!
 

MrAbovePar

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I keep getting a mental image of a station wagon driving down the interstate with a canine carrier strapped to it and liquid dog shit flying out of it at every turn.