Three versions of the ‘Mitt strapped his dog to the roof of his car’ and two are from Mitt
posted at 5:03 pm on January 11, 2012 by SueZeeQ
Yes, Mitt has even flip flopped on this story. Matt Lewis over at the Daily Caller highlights Newt’s latest swipe at Mitt:
Newt Gingrich is out swinging with a new web ad dubbed, “For The Dogs.” The soon-to-be released ad highlights some of Romney’s most humorous verbal gaffes — an obvious attempt to poke holes in the notion of Mitt Romney’s electability.
Newt does go there–as he should–but the ‘Mitt strapped his dog to the roof of his car’ story has three versions: the “my dog likes fresh air” PETA explanation from Mitt, the one with Seamus in an airtight kennel from Mitt, or what actually happened from the Boston Globe:
Family members told the Globe that Romney attached a special windshield onto Seamus’ carrier to protect him from the wind. Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent’s cottage on Lake Huron. But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. Romney’s sons, all under 14, howled in disgust. Romney pulled off the road into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, and they drove on to Ontario. emphasis mine
I’m going with the Globe’s story on this one. You be the judge.
Here is Newt’s latest For the Dogs ad: