Mitt’s campaign in ruins after very serious bombshell bursts at Time

posted at 10:40 pm on June 27, 2007 by Allahpundit

Note the byline. Looks like they save the really big scoops for their most esteemed reporters. What, no gratuitous sodomy reference?

We’re all thinking the same thing so I’ll just go ahead and post the clip.

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What does that say about a man when THAT is all they can come up with? By that account, Romney must be the most squeaky clean person around. I can’t wait to hear how he once exclaimed “shucks” after stubbing his toe.

thedecider on June 27, 2007 at 10:46 PM

Classic. Both the video and Cox digging up 30 year old non-issues to attack Romney.

p0s3r on June 27, 2007 at 10:46 PM

How about “Mitt campaign in ruins after very serious failure to have supporters”?

a4g on June 27, 2007 at 10:48 PM

Best line in the story:

Romney, of course, has expressed support for the use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques when it comes to terrorists; his campaign did not return repeated calls and emails about the treatment of his dog.

HAHAHA!

lorien1973 on June 27, 2007 at 10:48 PM

Hahaha!

PRCalDude on June 27, 2007 at 10:49 PM

Hey, he built a windshield for the dog carrier, but they don’t mention that in the Time piece do they???

ctmom on June 27, 2007 at 10:51 PM

Really big scoops – Haw, Haw!

So it’s against the law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck? Never mind gay marriage – that has to be the biggest cultural divide between Massachusetts and Texas.

RushBaby on June 27, 2007 at 10:53 PM

Heh. Exactly the clip I was thinking Allah. Nice of you to just go ahead and preempt.

Bad Candy on June 27, 2007 at 10:53 PM

I think it is more of an embarressment that Cox is writing for Time.
Well, anyone writing for Time for that matter.

bbz123 on June 27, 2007 at 10:54 PM

You guys are so SOOooo bad. I feel terrible about laughing but I can’t help it…anyone have a tissue!!!

As for the Romney story, it’s not a GOOD thing by I have to agree with decider…if that is all they can come up with then perhaps they’re already building a new wing on the Mormon temple for him.

Pilgrim on June 27, 2007 at 10:54 PM

That’s the best they can come up with??!?

Kini on June 27, 2007 at 10:55 PM

hahahaha!

Well, there goes the Boston Terrier vote for Mitt!

csdeven on June 27, 2007 at 10:59 PM

By ANA MARIE COX

Entelechy on June 27, 2007 at 11:00 PM

It’s clear to me now why I won’t even browse through a Time magazine while stuck at the Dr.’s office. That’s really a piss-poor excuse for a magazine.

commonsensehoosier on June 27, 2007 at 11:03 PM

You have got to be freaking kidding me.

And they tie it in with Romney’s stance on interrogation techiniques?

That is pure comedy gold. I thought I was reading the Onion. Then again, TIME is really not much better most of the time, so who really cares?

Metro on June 27, 2007 at 11:03 PM

Still chuckling. And it’s not even Friday! That Cox chick just doesn’t have a good instinct for comic timing, does she?

RushBaby on June 27, 2007 at 11:04 PM

Well, it’s not a cat…

Mazztek on June 27, 2007 at 11:04 PM

Romney, of course, has expressed support for the use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques when it comes to terrorists;

and their pets…

FireDrake on June 27, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Don’t be fooled. It’s not true.
A Mormon dog wears special underwear; thus, no poo on the car.

harrison on June 27, 2007 at 11:09 PM

If that’s the way he handles his dog, I can’t wait to see how he handles terrorists. Go Get’m Mitt.

KCtheKat on June 27, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Makes the man real. This is one of those ‘this ain’t no ****’ war stories you tell around the camp fire. What that video would be worth!

Limerick on June 27, 2007 at 11:15 PM

Okay…let me start off by saying (once again), I don’t trust any politician that’s drank from the water supply in Massachussetts. So, it’s not like this story has a bearing one way or another on my support for Mitt. He’ll get it ONLY if he’s ultimately the nom…which I don’t believe he will be.

With all that said…This story, no matter how ridiculous and VACATION-like it is, disturbs me. What kind of moron thinks its a good idea to strap a dog carrier to the roof of a car and drive with the dog in it?? There is retardation in that gene pool. Don’t care HOW long ago it was.

tickleddragon on June 27, 2007 at 11:15 PM

Wonkette wrote this? But no one had anal sex with anyone else. I think this demonstrates the article lacks authenticity. I think the real scandal is that someone has written a attack ad, disguised as news, and substituted Cox’ byline.

DANEgerus on June 27, 2007 at 11:18 PM

…it is commonsense that any dog who’s under extreme stress might show that stress by losing control of his bowels: that alone should have been sufficient indication that the dog was, basically, being tortured.”

Or, it just had to take a crap.

BacaDog on June 27, 2007 at 11:23 PM

The original info is from the Boston Globe. The link to terrorists is ridiculous, but

I agree with tickleddragon, this really disturbs me. It’s unsafe to drive this way and it’s cruel to the dog. An Irish Setter is a big dog.

I am no supporter of PETA, but we have a dog and a cat and I know how frantic either one of them would be in this kind of situation.

You can say what you want, but it does indicate something about the man that I don’t like.

INC on June 27, 2007 at 11:27 PM

You can say what you want, but it does indicate something about the man that I don’t like.

INC on June 27, 2007 at 11:27 PM

What kind of carrier was it? Was it an open cage, or a solid carrier? Does anyone have the facts, or are we just gonna condemn the man without any knowledge of even one detail?

I give him the benefit of the doubt and don’t picture him as a crass, unfeeling animal abuser.

BacaDog on June 27, 2007 at 11:33 PM

I don’t see the problem here. Lots of dogs travel in crates. Heck most humane societies/SPCA branches say that it’s the only way to travel with an animal, to protect them in case of an accident/quick braking. If he had a windshiel, it wouldn’t be that much different from traveling in the car (except cooler, and more fun for the dog). My dog would keep his head out of the window at a far higher speed than I liked to have the thing open, and my head was in the car.

Of course, my dog just didn’t like crates and refused to use one at home (since we couldn’t get him into one at home, we never tried with the travel ones, he just sat in the back seat… lots of fun keeping him there!). But many if not most dogs love crates (feels like a dog house). This is stupid and idiotic, but the by-line makes that description doubly redundant (being Time gets 1st redundancy).

libertarianuberalles on June 27, 2007 at 11:34 PM

now when I see Mitt on TV i’ll be thinking Chevy chase the whole time.

jp on June 27, 2007 at 11:35 PM

The heck with the dog. It isn’t like it had anything better to do, like build a hospital, or solve world hunger, or bring peace to the middle east.

I beat my dogs on a regular basis just so they know how good they have it when I ain’t beatin em.

csdeven on June 27, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Ana Marie Cox writes for TIME? LOL, what a joke that rag has become.

WisCon on June 27, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Poor Mitt. He’ll now have Pamela Anderson breathing down his neck.
My husband would do the same to a dog just to have that happen!
Geez! What a load of dog poo~

Fred! would know how to travel with a dog!
(hmmmm….that doesn’t sound right either)

SouthernPride on June 27, 2007 at 11:47 PM

Our dog has a crate as well–but not on top of the roof of the car! Braking with the dog on top or being in an accident in likely to kill the dog.

The original article with the vacation info was written by Globe staff. Cox was just quoting it and PETA.

I went back to the Globe story.

The article says it was a summer vacation on a 12 hour trip and the carrier had some kind of windshield. Every crate I’ve ever seen has air holes all around it, but they’d all be hot and noisy–we’re talking 12 hours here. Did the dog get any water to drink or did Romney just clean him off with water from the hose?

Sorry, but excusing this is just a dog that won’t hunt!

INC on June 27, 2007 at 11:47 PM

Told you…you just can’t trust those Mormon’s. They are wild, I’m tellin ya, just plum wild.

Meanwhile, Peta kills dozens of dogs and throws them in a trash bin because they can’t afford to feed them.

right2bright on June 27, 2007 at 11:53 PM

I beat my dogs on a regular basis just so they know how good they have it when I ain’t beatin em.

csdeven on June 27, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Your dogs know just how the Fred? Groupies around here feel!

/couldn’t resist

RushBaby on June 27, 2007 at 11:54 PM

Mitts! dog AFTER the twelve hour trip.

csdeven on June 27, 2007 at 11:55 PM

I seen a video of a guy who put a cat in a rabbit cage, poured gasoline on it and then lit it on fire.

Not pretty.

csdeven on June 27, 2007 at 11:58 PM

I think the bigger issue is probably that when the Boston Globe called some Mitt campaign staffer to get an anecdote in which Mitt demonstrated calm crisis management, the best they could do is “once Mitt hosed down the poop filled cage strapped to the roof of his car.”

e-pirate on June 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Frankly, I’m a little surprised by some of the takes here.

Let me get this straight:

It’s okay to CUT A DOG’S BALLS OFF, but not okay to put the dog in a crate for transport? Please, it’s a dog. So what if it took a dump on top of the car? My dogs have taken craps in their crates before. In every animal hospital in American, dogs are crated all night long with nobody around for 10 hours or more. Perhaps there was somebody allergic in the car. Perhaps there was no room. Perhaps as the owner of the freaking dog, Mitt did what he thought was best. Perhaps eveybody should quit having a meltdown over this absurd story.

Metro on June 28, 2007 at 12:09 AM

Look, I have four four-legged kids, and two two-legged kids.
It was always a flip of the coin as to who got the crate.

Limerick on June 28, 2007 at 12:18 AM

John Edwards solicits campaign contributions so he can protect the abused pets of vacationing Mormons in 5..4..3..2..

kjspeedial on June 28, 2007 at 12:29 AM

I can’t speak for the accuracy of this case…”

Now that’s great journalism.

Or dog doo.

profitsbeard on June 28, 2007 at 12:32 AM

I wonder if being in the belly of a Plane is more stress than the top of a car, heck, most dogs stick their heads out the window while moving at 60MPH, so why wouldn’t they like being on top of the car?

WoosterOh on June 28, 2007 at 12:33 AM

Bite that ankle, Ana. GRRRR GRRRR!

You’ll be a real journalist yet.

Squid Vicious on June 28, 2007 at 12:40 AM

Rudy has never tied a dog to the top of his car roof.

I’m just saying….

JayHaw Phrenzie on June 28, 2007 at 12:40 AM

I seen a video of a guy who put a cat in a rabbit cage, poured gasoline on it and then lit it on fire.

Not pretty.

csdeven on June 27, 2007 at 11:58 PM

Link? :)

JayHaw Phrenzie on June 28, 2007 at 12:41 AM

Dog on car top = criminal behavior.
Woman in sunk car = no big deal.

Limerick on June 28, 2007 at 12:48 AM

“a lesson in cruelty that was … wrong for [his children] to witness…Thinking of the wind, the weather, the speed, the vulnerability…the dog was, basically, being tortured.”

Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Sounds like a motorcycle ride to me!
I must be a masochist.

if this is all they got on Mitt, he IS squeaky clean.

p.s. given the choice between sitting in back or standing, no, leaning out the window, which do you think dogs actually prefer?

OneEyedJack on June 28, 2007 at 12:52 AM

Wasn’t granny also securely stashed away on top of the car?

danking70 on June 28, 2007 at 12:53 AM

There’s something particularly hacky about a journalist (or in Ana’s case, “journalist”) whose first instinct in this story is to call PETA. Did she expect Ms. Newkirk would actually enlighten the situation any?

When I was a kid, I used to watch the TV news and wonder why tornadoes only seemed to strike in mobile home parks. They don’t – it’s just that base journalistic instints would always take the TV news crews to where they knew they could get the easiest payoff for the camera. Calling PETA on this story is the same damn thing.

Squid Vicious on June 28, 2007 at 1:12 AM

…it is commonsense that any dog who’s under extreme stress might show that stress by losing control of his bowels: that alone should have been sufficient indication that the dog was, basically, being tortured.”

So I had to poo at work today, can I sue? I was showing extreme stress, I’ve clearly been tortured!

Let’s look at the different attitudes between then and now and you’ll see it was no big deal then, I remember climbing under the hatchback of my moms Vega so that we could fit 2 adults and 5 kids in the car. That would be a jail term now for mom.

Gwillie on June 28, 2007 at 1:18 AM

Wow, Time is pathetic. Have they really come to this? I bet Brownback forgot to take the trash out one time. It must be investigated!

AP, that video clip was perfect. Hilarious!

CP on June 28, 2007 at 1:21 AM

Dog on car top = criminal behavior.
Woman in sunk car = no big deal.

Limerick on June 28, 2007 at 12:48 AM

Mitt vs. Teddy
No need to say more

rahjr2k on June 28, 2007 at 1:51 AM

Told my dog about this and now she wants me to strap her crate on top of the car and take her for a ride. I think my Collie is leaning towards voting for Mitt now.

Buzzy on June 28, 2007 at 2:05 AM

This from a woman who had somehow established a career in the MSM by first gaining notoriety as the (nothing, no-talent) blogger who pimped for a prostitute in D.C. for high-level staffers of elected officials, getting her new contacts and johns.

Impressed by these edgy blogger bona fides, Time Magazine online hired the pimp to comment on GOP Presidential candidates, in between her own columns on issues relating to anal sex and masturbation with root vegetables.

Not your Father’s Time Magazine.

Jaibones on June 28, 2007 at 2:25 AM

I beat my dogs on a regular basis just so they know how good they have it when I ain’t beatin em.
csdeven on June 27, 2007 at 11:43 PM

LMAO at that (See; I DO have a sense of humor)

LegendHasIt on June 28, 2007 at 2:34 AM

Is that the best they can do? Wind blown dog shit? LOL!!

Egfrow on June 28, 2007 at 2:57 AM

Is that the best they can do? Wind blown dog crap? LOL!

Egfrow on June 28, 2007 at 2:58 AM

Just ridiculous.

Patriot33 on June 28, 2007 at 3:05 AM

You had me really worried for a second there Allah.

What’s the deal with the enhanced interrogation techniques reference? What the hell does that have to do with a dog on a car roof?

JamesP on June 28, 2007 at 3:24 AM

Can picture the car traveling behind the Romney station wagon?

SPLAT!

“Dear Gawd, Fred! Look at the size of that bug! You’re gonna have to pull over and clean the damn windshild. And what’s that awful smell?

Rod on June 28, 2007 at 6:08 AM

You can tell she’s still an amateur, she found no way to work in that his grandfather was a polygamist.
Piker.

Veeshir on June 28, 2007 at 6:26 AM

Time cub reporters. Ha!

Dog poop on the windows of a Republican candidate must be more threatening to our freedom than stacks of FBI files in the White House office of the former First Lady’s former law partner.

Zorro on June 28, 2007 at 7:03 AM

Dog poop on the windows of a Republican candidate must be more threatening to our freedom than stacks of FBI files in the White House office of the former First Lady’s former law partner.

Zorro on June 28, 2007 at 7:03 AM

And, the dog poop doesn’t stink as much.

BacaDog on June 28, 2007 at 7:30 AM

Where’s the photo of Nixon holding Checkers up by his ears?

Hening on June 28, 2007 at 7:40 AM

This story is pure Bunk….. there aint no way in hell Romney ever owned a station wagon.

Alden Pyle on June 28, 2007 at 7:44 AM

JayHaw Phrenzie on June 28, 2007 at 12:41 AM

hahaha

I CAN tell you that this morning, Fox and Friends is going to show video of a cat falling out of a 40 foot tall tree.

csdeven on June 28, 2007 at 8:04 AM

letters at time dot com

This story is a disgrace:

http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1638065,00.html

You actually allowed his vacation from 1983 to be tied to torture? How desperate are you people? You should apologize and print a retraction and regain some dignity. Makes me glad I do not subscribe to Time.

On-my-soap-box on June 28, 2007 at 8:05 AM

Time is trying to use this old non-story against Mitt? This is the skeleton in his closet? It just shows how far they will go to try to smear the best candidate for POTUS.

imshocked on June 28, 2007 at 8:16 AM

Rod on June 28, 2007 at 6:08 AM

Rod you win!!! That was a lung-seizing hoot! Good thing I wasn’t eating anything or it would have been all over the place! Futhermore, I’l never be able to see a big bug hit my windsheild without laughing out loud.

Tissues, I need tissues….

JohnnyD on June 28, 2007 at 8:38 AM

If it’s accurate, I don’t care when or how it happened, it’s a big black mark in my view,wind screen or no. I wonder if he’ll bother to say anything about it? Supposedly, he’s ahead in NH right now. I think it’s an “almost a local boy” thing. He was not and will not be my choice in the R primary before or after this story.

jeanie on June 28, 2007 at 8:50 AM

Mitt’s still got issues.

Dork.

Malpaso on June 28, 2007 at 8:50 AM

How insinuating can one get without any witnesses, facts or actual evidence of something that may have happened more than a decade-plus ago?

The incident: dog excrement found on the roof and windows of the Romney station wagon

.
That’s an “incident?” What does the word, “incident” mean you worthless journalistas?

How it got there: Romney strapped a dog carrier — with the family dog Seamus, an Irish Setter, in it — to the roof of the family station wagon for a twelve hour drive from Boston to Ontario, which the family apparently completed,

The poop’s definitive, but the question of whether an alleged trip took place isn’t.

despite Seamus’s rather visceral protest.

Who’s injecting opinion here? Dog’s can poop without “protesting” anything. Digestive tracks – what goes in must come out. The bigger the dog, the bigger the you-know-what, and if it’s that stupid corn-stuffed diet we insist on feeding our carnivores, then lots of you-know-what comes out. Dogs really don’t digest corn well, if at all, judging from the copious quantites of … you know. How do we know the dog objected to anything? A dog on a car roof, head and shoulders about any other stinking dog in three states? Protest? The writerista don’t know much about dogs.

Massachusetts’s animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal “in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon.”

Cruel according to who? Which is safer? Letting a large Irish Setter hang out the window unsecured to hang his drippy tongue in the wind to bark and lunge at every vehicle that passes, ESPECIALLY if there is a dog inside or better yet a cat, or sticking him in a cage where he has the best view in the vehicle and isn’t bounding back and forth over the kids from one window to the other to bark at whatever strikes his territorial fancy? or sticking him in a crate and putting him on top? He can slobber all he wants up there, 360 degree view, no kids to trample on.

An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying “it’s definitely something I’d want to check out.”

Let’s throw this “expert” opinion in from an unnamed source just to be able to write “Prevention of CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (you low-life bum!) with a worthless quote “something I’d definitely want to check out.” “If it happened today, I could check it out, but I was 3 years old when the incident allegedly happened, and wasn’t employed yet at the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.” Course, “checking out” is neutral. What if he determined that it was a great way to carry a dog, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
The overwhelming evidence in favor of the Romney’s is if the dog survived the trip in good humor, good condition and lived many years fat and sassy. Course, with the way this thing was written, we are taking a lot on faith that there even was a dog, a trip and poop on the roof. The reporterista shows the Liberal bias: all concerned about the dog relieving itself in the crate on the car roof and absolutely NO sympathy for the hapless Romney kid who was tasked by his parents to hose it all off.

naliaka on June 28, 2007 at 9:15 AM

Torturing that poor dog is bad enough, but what about the reduced aerodynamics? Can you imagine what that crate did to the car’s mileage?? Oh the humanity! Stop this maniac now! Who knows what he’ll do next?

JWS on June 28, 2007 at 9:19 AM

Can you imagine what that crate did to the car’s mileage?? Oh the humanity! Stop this maniac now! Who knows what he’ll do next?

JWS on June 28, 2007 at 9:19 AM

Hehe!
Remember the timing! 55 mph! The law! No wonder it took 12 hours to get to Ontario.

naliaka on June 28, 2007 at 9:21 AM

My dog must be “tortured” every time a thunderstorm rolls into town, because he always empties his bowels when that happens.

PETA should ban thunderstorms! Thunderstorms are Torture! Precipitation is Cruciation!

BKennedy on June 28, 2007 at 9:24 AM

What’s the deal with the enhanced interrogation techniques reference? What the hell does that have to do with a dog on a car roof?

JamesP on June 28, 2007 at 3:24 AM

Cox seems to be insinuating that Romney might consider tying terrorists to the tops of station wagons and driving them to Ontario.

Hmmm. First time I’ve considered voting for Romney…

aero on June 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM

*gasp* He’s got the devil in him!!

Grafted on June 28, 2007 at 11:18 AM

how mainstream leftwing news bias is expressed:

i defy any pprogressive democratic to link for us a hit piece this strained and trifling under any byline of comparable signifigance and expposure to “time in cooperation with cnn”.

jummy on June 28, 2007 at 12:43 PM

Cox seems to be insinuating that Romney might consider tying terrorists to the tops of station wagons and driving them to Ontario.
aero on June 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM

And WITHOUT potty breaks!

csdeven on June 28, 2007 at 12:50 PM

Good Lord! This is a new low for Time. This is the sort of crap I would expect to read in Mad Magazine. What’s next?

Romney Leaves garden Hoses on Lawn

Romney Joins In Brutal Pine Cone Fight (1953)

Romney Leaves Seat Up

I mean really…”Cruel Canine Vacation”???

whatthecrap on June 28, 2007 at 12:51 PM

Cox seems to be insinuating that Romney might consider tying terrorists to the tops of station wagons and driving them to Ontario.
aero on June 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM

And WITHOUT potty breaks!

csdeven on June 28, 2007 at 12:50 PM

Heck, if you’re lookin for real torture…take them to Quebec!

ScottG on June 28, 2007 at 1:23 PM

I’m sensing a cultural divide here.

All over the midwest/south/mountain west dogs ride unrestrained in the open beds of a pickup truck. The dogs seem to love it (not a dog whisperer, so, can’t say for sure) but they certainly don’t seem to hate their owners.

Romney puts a dog in a crate and secures it to the roof of the car (in a time where the max speed limit was 55mph) and suddenly people are ready to crucify him as an animal torturer.

I don’t know all the facts (certainly couldn’t get them from that write-up where she’s not even sure the family finished the alleged trip) but, it’s entirely possible that the dog was at least as safe strapped into the crate up top as he would have been unrestrained in the car (which is how most people travel with their pooches at speeds much higher than 55mph).

If someone has evidence of actual animal cruelty or the fact that Romney’s pets are terrified of him, I’d be happy to read up on it, but, as of now, this story is a non-story.

JadeNYU on June 28, 2007 at 1:37 PM

Dog on car top = criminal behavior.
Woman in sunk car = no big deal.

Limerick on June 28, 2007 at 12:48 AM

Good friggin’ point!!

bernzright777 on June 28, 2007 at 2:45 PM

That has got to be THE most hilarious news story on a political candidate, EVER.

Mitt W. Griswold……LMAO

The Ugly American on June 28, 2007 at 3:12 PM

Using the dog incident to attack Romney- who has enough legitimate faults that I won’t vote for him- is pretty lame.

That said, strapping your dog in a crate on top of your car for a 12 hour trip is completely F’d up, and I can’t believe any dog owner would find it excusable. I’d never even consider doing such a thing to mine.

A dog won’t crap in it’s crate unless it absolutely has to- that’s one of the reasons dog owners use crates in the first place. If the dog pooped in the crate, it was either in there far too long or was literally scared s*&tless.

And no, it’s not the same as a dog sticking it’s head out the window, not by a longshot.

Hollowpoint on June 28, 2007 at 3:30 PM

Typical Time “journalism”. Someone gave me a subscription to this rag a few years ago as a gift. I didn’t know, until I got the first issue. So I called to cancel it. They said you don’t have to pay for it, it’s free. Why would you cancel it?
I told them they should pay people to read it. And no matter if it was free I still wanted to cancel it. Short story longer. Somehow I got a check for forty-something dollars.

PowWow on June 28, 2007 at 4:26 PM

What gets me is there ARE some people who are labeling Romney a “sick bastard” because of this so-called “pet torture”… I just got accused of “sucking Mitt’s c*ck” because I mocked the hysterical hyperbole

and it was NOT on a leftist blog either.

Darleen on June 28, 2007 at 4:42 PM

Remember, this is only a “description of the situation.”
That would be “an unsubstantiated rumor” in other parlance.
How smart is it to waste time being irate over something we don’t even know happened? How cruel is it to smear a man with lurid accusations based on projection, suggestion, innuendo and implication, so that he might be hurt in his attempt to gain political office?
Still see no sobbing pity for the child who would have been tasked with cleaning said vehicle had the “incident” occured, but then again, Liberals usually seem to be more concerned about animals than children, proof being this choice of sad sack animal pity story over an child tear-jerker.

naliaka on June 28, 2007 at 6:12 PM

So if Clark W. Romney becomes the nominee, it is expected that he’ll name Marty Moose as his running mate.

Mitt is a decent human being. The concrete veracity of this story notwithstanding, it would be very difficult to convince me he is prone to animal cruelty. I rmember sharing the back section of a 1960 Ford station wagon with two brothers and a medium-large dog during a long vacation drive. I’m fairly certain that everybody, including the dog, would have been happier had she been in a crate on the roof.

Freelancer on June 28, 2007 at 6:50 PM

The problem in the Vacation clip is he forgot to put the dog in its crate. Even as a joke I don’t see how it is really comparable.

I’m left wondering what exactly Mitt supposedly did wrong since the conventional wisdom (and even some laws!
) say it safer to have a dog in a crate then loose in a vechicle. The idea the crate must be situated with humans is also a nonsensical idea since that is not the case in any type of commercial transport of animals.

Resolute on June 28, 2007 at 7:38 PM

I’m fairly certain that everybody, including the dog, would have been happier had she been in a crate on the roof.
Freelancer on June 28, 2007 at 6:50 PM

YHa! During our obligatory cross-country trip our parents would have been delighted to put us kids in a crate on the roof. We were forced out somewhere in the Texas panhandle to march until our parents decided the trip would take too long if they had to drive behind us for the next thousand miles.

naliaka on June 28, 2007 at 8:13 PM

“Fonda” Cox.

jaime on August 30, 2007 at 12:04 PM