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June 29, 2007


Mitt Romney's roof-riding dog.

(Thanks to Gina Donahue)


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That's just not right.

Well Gee! what he did with his dog 25 years ago is REALLY important!

What do they mean you can't strap your kid to the roof??

Was the dog on top of the Weinermobile? Now that would be dog on dog funny.

Peta is doggin' Mitt.

And what's with naming someong after a piece of sporting equipment? Didn't someone somewhere outlaw weird names?

note to PETA:

GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“He scrambled up there every time we went on trips, got in all by himself and enjoyed it,” Romney said of the Irish Setter.

Anybody else besides me ever have an Irish Setter? Dumb as a dog can be without forgetting how to breathe. Ours used to chase cars by running out in FRONT of them barking back over her shoulder. If Romney thinks that dog makes good decisions, I'd hate to see who he'd pick for his Cabinet.

Siouxie, I wondered the same thing.

“If you wouldn’t strap your child to the roof of your car, you have no business doing that to the family dog,”

The implication that if you would strap your child to the roof of your car...

i find that the dog is much calmer when the child is in the rooftop carrier with him.

“If you wouldn’t strap your child to the roof of your car, you have no business doing that to the family dog,” Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA said in a statement.

I would, and he would have loved it. Does that mean it's OK to do it with the dog, too?

padraig got my comment. Irish setters are known as being particularly dumb even by generally accepted dog standards.

I suppose the same could be said for Mitt...

Here, Mitt, fetch!

LOL Jeff!!

(pssst...I got a quad!!! ^5)

My kids always wanted to ride in the trunk, not on the roof. But only because they never thought of riding on the roof.

Then again, remember "car surfing"? I think all the kids that used to do that got Darwin'd.

I had a purebred, AKC Registered Irish Setter (one of many 'interesting' tips I got back when I had a paper route).

From that experience I learned that Irish Setters had been bred for:

1) Looks
2) Loyalty
4) Bird Hunting

Note that there is no 3) which is apparently where "Intelligence" would have gone. Irish Setters - head like an ice pick and brains to match.

He was a really good dog, very loyal, very affectionate, great bird hunter, and quite beautiful.

“He scrambled up there every time we went on trips, got in all by himself and enjoyed it,” Romney said of the Irish Setter.

The old "he enjoyed it". Mitt, your frat brothers at Stanford and BYU didn't "enjoy it", and neither did your dog. And your kid. You named it Tagg. I'm sure he doesn't enjoy that either.

Siouxie, you are definitely on a roll...which is better than being on the roof of Mitt's station wagon.

Wow, no one seems to ask if the kids had their seat belts on? You seem more concerned about the status of the dog then the safety of the kids. (oh that’s right, there weren’t seat belt laws back then.)

Get a grip, this is no different then when I was growing up. Cars did not come with air conditioning. We would leave on our family vacation with all the windows down for a solid 16 hours per day drive, for 3 days straight to make it from Chicago to Ca to visit familiy.

It was hot, the wind was beating through the car, it was so loud we couldn’t talk to each other. We used to joke about our air condition being a 460. Four windows down at 60 miles an hour. We would beg our Dad to make it a 470 model because it was so hot.

Gosh the windows were down, no seat belts, we didn’t even have cup holders! We passed around an old mayonaise jar that had been washed out and filled up with water that was warm to try and quench our thirst.

Only in America when you do the same to a dog is it cruel….

I have a lot of good memories growing up. Oh yea, we did bring along the family dog. By the way our dog always got the runs when we traveled.

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