18 November 2011

PSA: The Republican Field

I've not been paying much attention to the sideshow that's the Republicans trying to find a candidate for next year. Sure, I was amused when Rick Perry couldn't think of the third agency he wanted to eradicate, and I'm appalled about Herman Cain making jokes about Anita Hill. And I do read Gail Collins in the Times with some regularity, and note with glee every single time she works Romney and the dog on the roof of the car into her column - which is to say, often.

What? You don't know that story? Someone in my office had never heard it, so maybe you haven't either. Here it is, direct from the original Boston Globe article:

The white Chevy station wagon with the wood paneling was overstuffed with suitcases, supplies, and sons when Mitt Romney climbed behind the wheel to begin the annual 12-hour family trek from Boston to Ontario...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.

Call this my public service announcement, because everyone needs to know that Mitt Romney once drove to Canada with his dog on the roof of his car.

10 comments:

De said...

I would have strapped the kids on top and had the dog ride shotgun.

(I just realized that my new mobile has not been posting any of my comments. I'm less in sync than ever now.)

FreshHell said...

Wow. I did not know that.

RuthWells said...

Yeah, that one never gets old.

mayberry said...

Everyone DOES need to know that!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I did know that. I was disgusted.

painted maypole said...

but you left off the part of the dog's poop running down the back of the car and him hosing the dog and the car down.

painted maypole said...

(and most of my following of the republican primaries are via Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, who make it a laugh riot. Not that the GOP needs any help being a laugh riot. What a bunch of jokers)

Stimey said...

I did not know the dog on the car roof story. I am slightly horrified. And by "slightly" I mean "completely." You would think he would have put, you know, a suitcase on the roof instead of a living creature.

leanne said...

I'd forgotten about that. OMG.

(And like Painted Maypole, I've been following along via Jon Stewart -- it's almost painful to watch the GOP, except I'm laughing too hard.)

Nan | Wrath Of Mom said...

I'd loved to have seen the reaction of the border guards when Romney & his rooftop dog pulled up to the Canadian border. I hadn't heard this story either, and like earlier commenters I'm getting all my election related news from Jon Stewart and dreading the start of primary season.