By Javier Manjarres
The recently re-established “Dogs against Romney” movement is apparently growing legs again as the group is planning to protest against Governor Mitt Romney at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Romney is now in the political ‘Dog House’ with some dog lovers who have taken issue Governor Romney strapping Fido to the roof of their vehicle during a family vacation back in the 80′s. Romney could have a ‘ruff’ time spinning this story and we expect that PETA will chime on the issue at any moment now and make more of a stink about this story.
The story of the Romney family’s road trip from 1983 was first unveiled by the Boston Globe in 2007. According to the story, Seamus the Irish setter was placed in a dog carrier and attached to the Romney family’s station wagon as they began a 12-hour drive from Boston to Ontario-
A few hours into the road trip, one of Romney’s sons, Tagg, noticed that “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.”
“As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway. It was a tiny preview of a trait he would grow famous for in business: emotion-free crisis management, Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72840.html#ixzz1mO5k70ay