This is an old story as far as I'm concerned, but I think it is worth repeating because much to my surprise, my wife wasn't aware of it until I mentioned it in passing - so it is quite possible that many people are not aware of why Mitt Romney is finding himself in the dog house lately. Here's the story:
In 1983 the Romneys were driving from Boston, MA to Ontario for a family getaway. The family truckster was loaded to the brim and probably getting all of 9 miles per gallon on this 12 hour trip. They packed a lot of things, including the family dog, Seamus, and Irish Setter.
But where was Seamus? In the back of the wagon with the luggage? Sitting in the front seat on his wife's lap, sleeping soundly while getting a nice belly rub from mom? Nope, Seamus was in a kennel which was strapped to the roof of the car as they chugged down the interstate at speeds over 55mph. Can you envision this? Today, people would have used their cell phones to call the police on Mitt for animal cruelty, ending the torture for this poor dog. But not in 1983...
Mitt only stopped the car to "check" on poor Seamus when his kids complained about the diarrhea streaming down the windows from the nervous and completely freaked-out family hood ornament, I uh mean "pet". Did Mitt learn his lesson? Hell no, he simply hosed off the car, hosed off the dog and shoved him back back into his hell hole on the roof of the car and kept going.
I don't know about you, but I could never vote for a man who takes his human/animal relations cues from Clark w. Griswold and Michael Vick and a "man" who takes his employee relations cues from Mr. Scrooge and Mr. Potter ("It's A Wonderful Life").
A "man" who has no respect for animals and thinks dogs make good hood ornaments has no business leading a country. A "man" who cares little about the lively-hoods of his employees and their families because he sees nothing wrong with making a quick million for himself by cutting hundreds of jobs with the slash of a pen has no damn business running a country, especially one trying to climb out of a GOP-caused recession.