Thursday, June 28, 2007

How To Lose The Pet Owners

Treat the family dog like a piece of dirty luggage

"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.

The ride was largely what you'd expect with five brothers, ages 13 and under, packed into a wagon they called the ''white whale.''
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."

One wonders if Seamus ended the trip terrified, shivering, and half dead.

Update on Caninegate - offhand remarks made to explain the story only make it worse.
"The Associated Press described it this way: "Seamus expressed his discomfort with a diarrhea attack. 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."
For the record, Romney said Thursday that his dog liked being on the roof. "He scrambled up there every time we went on trips," he said at a campaign stop in Pittsburgh, the AP reported."

It only makes what he did worse. Some sentiments had it that the dog shit on the roof out of fright and Romney wants to blame it on diarrhea. So now he's putting an obviously sick animal in fierce winds on the highway after soaking it with gas station water. And since the dog knew it had to get up on the roof that meant Romney did this all the time.
You know, there's a certain public figure who stuck firecrackers in frogs' asses and didn't think there was anything wrong with that...


Blogger nina said...

"emotion-free crisis management."

hmm. i have a different take on that. perhaps "heartless, cold, clueless, abusive fucktard" would be a better description?

let's stick that dickwad's ass in a kennel, strap it on top of a car, take off for a joyride and see how he enjoys himself.

29/6/07 10:50 AM  

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