Friday, June 29, 2007

Romney's dog cruelty a Mormon thing?

Just kidding, but jeez. Who's sorry now?

The answer is Seamus, the Irish Setter, that's who.
Here's another example of 'how not to be Presidential'. This is just plain weird, folks. Maybe attaching your dog to the top of your car is a Mormon thing? Whatever, the guy is never going to be President....

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.