Skip to comments.Romney's Shaggy Dog Story
Posted on 07/09/2007 8:52:13 AM PDT by Asclepius
I can't be the only one who finds, in this anecdote, something else entirely besides, "emotion-free crisis management":
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.
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 ...
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Thank god teddy kennedy only left a woman submerged in a car to die. If he had attached a dog carrier to the roof of the car he would never be a senator today!!
He built the dog a windshield.
This story was posted two weeks ago.
“Search” is your friend.
Who does he think he is, Clark Griswold?
This story was posted two weeks ago.Rats. I didn't search back far enough. Moderator? Would you delete this please? I screwed up (again).
Thank god teddy kennedy only left a woman submerged in a car to die. If he had attached a dog carrier to the roof of the car he would never be a senator today!!I'm not following your analogy. Yes, killing a woman is worse than abusing a dog; the one pales in comparison to the other. But does the one excuse the other?
Ted killed a woman and ran for President.
Mitt attached a dog crate to the roof of his car and nothing happened but the dog threw up. He is now running for President. Who did more damage?
Why is this news?
Maybe Al Gore tore wings off a fly once while he was in high school and voters in 2000 should’ve known!
Did the dog die? If yes, then he is guilty of a certain insensitivity. If no, then what is all the fuss about - that someone’s dog got carsick on a long trip? Stop the presses! /sarc
Most dogs get left behind in some tiny cage they share with their own poop until someone comes around and scoops it out once a day. At least this dog was brought on the trip.
It's been posted , dozens and dozens of times, its just the romey bots trying to keep his name out. About time the mods consigned this story to chat.
There were no monster SUVs. The biggest thing for most families with more than two or three kids were station wagons.
My Dad generally drove (except when he wanted to sleep, when Mom did) and Mom sat in the folded up rear seat with all but the two kids who had "earned" their turn to sit in the front with Dad. She made sandwiches to keep the brood fed while the wagon sped down the road. There were NO seatbelts.
The pets rode in the carrier on the top of the wagon along with the suitcases and anything else not needed for the immediate trip inside the wagon. Dad didn't even make a windshield. If the pets were lucky, they got the carrier positioned behind a suitcase so they had an open window on the side.
A rest stop (if we were lucky) might be a DQ or a small city park where Mom could actually make sandwiches on a table. Generally, we drove all night, Mom and Dad switching places while the other slept. It was only if we got a really late start or one of my parents was really, really tired that we got treated to a KOA Campground or the equivalent. We kept a tent on the top of the car for such special occasions. Usually, Mom and Dad and the two littlest kids got the tent. The other four of us slept in the back seat. Three across and me (as the middle child) along the length of the bench front seat. The pets got out of their carrier and slept on the front-seat floorboards on such luxurious occasions.
Bottom line is that Romney's pets and his kids had it a lot better than most vacationing middle class families of the era.
You are spot on. Today, my dogs ride in the car with me. But go back 30 years and nobody would have ever thought of putting your dog in the car unless you drove a truck (with a gun rack).
Say you’ve only got a station wagon and you need to transport a half dozen chickens, what do you do?
It's been posted , dozens and dozens of times, its just the romey bots trying to keep his name out. About time the mods consigned this story to chat.Ouch. That really hurts. Yes, I screwed up: I searched for this article, but not far back enough. But I posted it because I find Mitt Romney deeply, deeply disturbing, NOT because I would ever--not in a million, ker-jillion years--support Mitt Romney. Yikes! This is about the worst thing I could ever, ever be accused of.
My late mother’s best golf buddy in Oregon was a former Rockette high-kick dancer from New York who would transport her chickens in the backseat of a Cadillac El Dorado.
BTW, this story is soooo last month.
Why do people always miss these 4 words that change the meaning of strapping his dog to the roof from abuse to the proper way to transport a dog.
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