Excerpt from: Mitt Romney Pardon

I don't usually do this, but I feel compelled to provide an excerpt from a column by Gail Collins calling out Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his treatment of the family dog while on vacation a few years ago.  Preceding this excerpt, Gail notes Romney's wavering and "flip-flopping" on a number of issues before stating her conclusion. As a one-eyed dog who closely follows politics and the treatment of family pets, I'm compelled to share this.  Read on and growl:

"Now how does a guy who was governor, who signed the health care law and waved it around like a pennant, go about renouncing the whole thing? I'll bet he would have if he could have, but how would that work? Could Romney just explain that he was held captive by Democratic terrorists all the time it took the bill to pass, while a stuffed version of Mitt was substituted for public events? It'd be sort of embarrassing to admit that nobody noticed the difference. On immigration, we could all agree to let Romney rant about amnesty now if he will concede that he didn't give a fig about the whole question back when his lawn was being clipped by undocumented workers in 2006.And maybe we could get over his driving to Canada with the family dog strapped to the roof of the car if he'd just admit it was because he was too cheap to hire a dog-sitter. Maybe."


August 10, 2012 @04:07 pm
by — Eric Elstrott

Seriously. Ivan, would you rather stay with a sitter or ride on the roof of your familys car?

December 05, 2011 @05:09 pm
by — Ivan

Strapped to the roof of the family car? Seriously Mitt? Too cheap to treat your best friend to a ride inside the car? This is definitely going to cost you the canine vote in this election. I hear he pooped all over the roof, too. What do you think voters might do to you this election? What do you think; should Mitt's treatment of the family dog call in to question his mental fitness to run the country?

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