February 23, 2012

She's done it again

Another op-ed by Gail Collins. Another mentioning of Romeny's trip with the dog strapped to the roof of his car:
Take your pick, Republicans. On one hand, the guy who once drove to Canada with the family dog strapped to the roof of the car. On the other, the guy who won his first Congressional race by criticizing his opponent for moving his family to Washington. And then later moved his own family to Washington, but said it didn’t count because the Senate was different from the House.
As Fox News contributor Lanny Davis wrote in January:
There are more than 78 million Americans who own one or more dogs — about two out of every five households. A search of "Romney Dog on Car Roof" brought me 1,080,000 results. I don’t know how many of these 78 million dog owners (and thus, dog lovers) have yet heard or read about Romney doing this horrible thing, much less making his disingenuous claim that Seamus loved the experience on top of a speeding car for 12 hours, while his bowels turned to water. But I’m thinking if this story gets out and stays out, there will be tens of millions of Google hits by next October. And I am also thinking that Romney is going to lose a lot of dog-lover votes on this issue alone, regardless of party or ideology.Here’s one dog lover’s opinion — mine: I think anyone who puts his dog in a cage on top of a car for a 12-hour drive and then deludes himself or tries to delude others that the dog really enjoyed it — to me, with all due respect, I feel such a man shouldn’t be president of the United States.
Stay tuned.

Edited to add: And again (scroll down to bottom).
Edited on March 1 to add: And again! (again, scroll down to bottom)

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