November 08, 2012

And no new dog for the Romney household either

How did Mitt Romney spend the day of the election?

Like this, according to the NY Times:

All day, Mr. Romney was his essential self, careful and disciplined, unemotional and measured, nearly as uneasy in the limelight as when he began his campaign on June 2, 2011. After much pleading, he agreed to talk to his traveling press corps — the 50th news conference of the campaign. Postcampaign, he said, he was thinking of getting a puppy. “Assuming I win, one of the benefits would be to get another Weimaraner.”
I guess that means that we won't see a Weimaraner puppy strapped to the roof of Romney's car any time soon. Which is a good thing.

November 07, 2012

No second dog for the White House

4 years ago, in his victory speech, President Obama promised his daughters that they would get a dog once the family moved to the White House. Tonight, he again thanks them for their support, but he also said that one dog was probably enough. Sorry, Bo!

November 06, 2012

Team Seamus is having a ball



Dogs against Romney: Mission Accomplished.

Taking this moment into your hands


The dogs on main street, their howl was rather subdued at President Obama's day-before-the election rally in Madison, WI (from "The Promised Land")

Capitalizing on the election


This ("Get out the tote") is NOT how you do it, Lands' End. Why don't you just send me a 30% off coupon, like everyone else is doing?

November 05, 2012

Let's think of Seamus one more time

In her last pre-election column, Gail Collins brings up the Seamus-the-dog one more time, only to tell us that we should "forget about the fact that Mitt Romney once drove to Canada with the family dog strapped to the roof of the car." Why? "If he [Romney] loses, nobody will care. If he wins, we'll have so many other things to worry about."

Of course, one of the best ways to make someone picture a situation is to tell that person not to picture it. So let's all think of Seamus one more time -- and of my 2007 prediction that a person who doesn't show compassion towards the family dog will not be elected President of the United States.