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Story of Romney dog Seamus hounding Mitt

The dog-on-the-roof story was offered by the Globe as evidence of Romney’s knack for “emotion-free crisis management.” Well, OK. Picking a president is all about deciding who’ll have a finger on the button for the next four years, and the last thing we need is a guy who loses his cool when the stink hits the windshield at 60 mph.

via Story of Romney dog Seamus still hounds Republican presidential candidate – chicagotribune.com.

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An Issue With Four Legs

Bob Bannon, a senior advisor for the “Mitt is Mean” political action committee, said the story is still relevant today because, he said, “It’s a metaphor for how he treats public policy problems.”

“He’s indifferent, he’s insensitive, he doesn’t care,” Bannon said. “He comes across as a cold-blooded corporate CEO.”

Bannon said his group expects to raise $1 million to put up web ads portraying the Seamus scandal as a Romney character flaw, a flaw that he says will continue to be highlighted throughout the general election.

“It’s an issue with legs,” Bannon said. “In this case four legs.”

via ABC News.

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Romney says he wouldn’t transport dog on roof again – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

No apology, no remorse, just selfish regret….

When asked if he would transport a dog like that now, Mitt Romney said he would not.

“Certainly not with the attention its received,” Romney said.

via Romney says he wouldn’t transport dog on roof again – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.

Mitt Romney Fund-raiser Host Has Dog Problems,NY MAG

By now, everyone knows the story of Seamus, the Romney family dog that got strapped to roof of the family car, resulting in a million jokes and the seriously extensive Dogs Against Romney blog. They have another Romney-related canine bombshell this week about the hosts of Ann Romney’s birthday fund-raiser, via Jezebel:

On Monday, Romney will be the beneficiary of a fundraiser that is being hosted for him by Fred Malek. Who is Malek? He is the former President of Marriott Hotels and Northwest Airlines; former assistant to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and H.W. Bush; and former National Finance Committee Co-Chair for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Fred Malek is also part of a group of men who were arrested after killing and barbecuing a dog in a city park in Peoria, IL in 1959.

Malek and his buddies were reportedly drunk and covered in blood when police found them. Animal-cruelty charges were eventually dropped against Malek and all but one man, who “testified that he had struck and killed the dog with a piece of 2-by-4, and that he alone had skinned the animal and tried to cook it.” Malek was just 22 at the time — people change and he’s obviously come a long way — but try telling that to Gail Collins.

via Mitt Romney Fund-raiser Host Has Dog Problems, Too — Daily Intel.

Mitt Gets $$$ from Nixon Aide Who Barbecued a Dog

Former Nixon Aide Fred Malek to host a lavish fundraiser for Mitt Romney on wife Ann Romney’s birthday. Malek  was once arrested in an incident involving the killing and barbecuing of a dog.
From: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/04/12/dogs-against-romney-upset-again

“I don’t think Mitt Romney is purposefully trying to do that, but I think he should more careful about who he aligns himself with,” [Scott] Crider [of Dogs Against Romney] says.

Brad Bannon, spokesman of the Super PAC Mitt is Mean, which also highlights Romney’s supposed cruelty toward dogs, says Romney’s cozy relationship with Malek is further evidence of the GOP candidate’s disregard for animals.

“I am surprised Gov. Romney is going to go to this fundraiser and get money from a guy who barbecued a dog, especially with Mitt Romney’s history with dogs. I was shocked and horrified,” Bannon says. “It illustrates Romney’s general indifference to people and to animals. He doesn’t care about poor people, he doesn’t care about his dog, he doesn’t care about what Fred Malek does to dogs, he is the classic cold blooded corporate raider. He just doesn’t care.”

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From Politico

[Morning Joe’s] Mika Brzezinski expressed her own sympathies with the long-dead pooch. “I am, too. I have a rescue. I would never put him on the roof of my car. Who would do that?”

“Well,” Axelrod said, sheepishly, “Mitt Romney.”

via Mitt Romney just can’t outrun Seamus – Darius Dixon – POLITICO.com.

Top 7 jokes about Mitt Romney’s dog – MJ Lee – POLITICO.com

1. “Romney is so confident that he’s getting cocky. He’s already putting the dog on the roof of his car.” (“Late Show with David Letterman,” Feb. 7)

2. “I would say this is an extremely safe position for Romney to take because the odds are very good that no one has ever called Mitt zany in his entire life. Unless it was when he drove to Canada with the family dog strapped to the roof of the station wagon. (‘Hey, Mister, you got an Irish setter on top of your car. What are you, zany or something?’) Gail Collins, New York Times columnist (Dec. 15)

3. “They announced the winner of the Westminster Dog Show, and tomorrow the winning dog gets to ride on the roof of Mitt Romney’s car.” (“Late Show with David Letterman,” Feb. 21)

4. “Please stop barking, Baron. Come on help me out there, buddy. Baron, I’m begging you. You want go back on that roof?” “Saturday Night Live” skit featuring Romney’s new dog, “Baron” (Feb. 11)

5. “Sad news for Mitt Romney. He drove out of Florida with a live gator strapped to the roof of his car.” (“Late Show with David Letterman,” Feb. 2)

6. “PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air.” (Romney in 2007)

7. “To undo the negative publicity Mitt Romney received from tying his dog to the top of a car on a cross-country vacation, Mitt responded by tying the car to the top of his dog.” (“Late Show with David Letterman,” Feb. 7)

And the dog story was featured in two Letterman top 10 lists…

via Top 7 jokes about Mitt Romney’s dog – MJ Lee – POLITICO.com.

Late Show Video! – Mitt Romney Top Ten

David Letterman – Mitt Romney Top TenClip 1:57″Top Ten Words Rarely Used To Describe Mitt Romney” from April 10, 2012.

via Late Show Video – Mitt Romney Top Ten – CBS.com.

Mitt Romney just can’t outrun Seamus

The story of Seamus is still hounding Mitt Romney.

The cast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” gave White House campaign advisor David Axelrod an opportunity to yet again stir up the story of the Romney family dog being forced to ride on the roof of the family car in the 1980s.

 

After Axelrod defended Democrats’ commitment to focusing on “big things” during the election despite President Barack Obama’s attention to the word “marvelous” to jab Romney in a speech last week, co-host Joe Scarborough said “politics is a many-splendored thing.”

“When are you going to stop channeling Gail Collins and talking about that poor dog that was put on his roof? When are you gonna stop that, Axelrod?” Scarborough asked jokingly, referring to the New York Times columnist who has dredged up the distraught Irish setter many times in the paper.

“Well, I am a dog-lover,” Axelrod said.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski expressed her own sympathies with the long-dead pooch. “I am, too. I have a rescue. I would never put him on the roof of my car. Who would do that?”

“Well,” Axelrod said, sheepishly, “Mitt Romney.”

“I don’t want [reporter Mark] Halperin to say ‘You’re making the race about trivial things.’ I was asked a direct question, I gave you a direct answer,” Axelrod said.

via Mitt Romney just can’t outrun Seamus – Darius Dixon – POLITICO.com.