Romney's dog an issue in presidential election? Stupid

This is how we're supposed to pick our president? Reports the Tribune:

As Mitt Romney’s campaign seeks to humanize him in the eyes of prospective voters, one issue beyond his policy stances or his stump statements continues to follow him – his treatment of the family dog Seamus during a family vacation in 1983.

Criticism over Romney’s decision to place Seamus in a dog carrier and strap him to the top of the family’s car during a 12-hour drive to Canada has gone so far as to lead to the creation of a “super PAC” to raise awareness of the incident.

In an interview with Diane Sawyer, aired on ABC’s “World News With Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline” on Tuesday night, both Mitt and his wife, Ann, defended their treatment of Seamus.

You'd think that he had tied the dog to the car bumper as if he were Clark Griswald. (Clip from National Lampoon's Vacation is here.) Should we establish a blue ribbon commission to determine whether this "incident" from three decades ago harmed the dog?



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  • I wouldn't do it to my dog. Sounds insensitive.

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