Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Maybe you all knew this - Mitt Romney

The DJ on my internet radio station this morning was complaining about how there's really no presidential candidate that can evoke jokes/puns/laughter. Mitt Romney was the only one he thought was up to the task, and he gave the example of what Romney did with his dog one time on a trip. Of course, it's not funny, it's just TWISTED and BIZARRE and thank goodness he won't be president.

---------HERE's the story...

The white Chevy station wagon with the wood paneling was overstuffed with suitcases, supplies, and sons when Mitt Romney climbed behind the wheel to begin the annual 12-hour family trek from Boston to Ontario.

Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. He'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog.

Then Romney put his boys on notice: He would be making predetermined stops for gas, and that was it. As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' 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.

And it offered his sons a rare unplanned stop.

6 comments:

Susan said...

I probably would have wrecked my car..

I, however, would never have had daisy on the roof..

Gyuss Baaltar said...

and from this we learn that Mitt Romney thinks it's appropriate to strap dogs to the top of the car.

Yikes!

heather said...

and this is a ~family~ dog! imagine what he would have done to a stray.

NoRegrets said...

Yeah it was way yikes all the way. So sad... Surprised he didn't put a son up there.

socalmuchacha said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who hadn't heard about this until recently! ;) I just blogged about it since it sooooo bothered the heck out of me. Saw your blog entry on Google so figured I'd come see what you had to say.

Btw, like the name of your blog! :)

NoRegrets said...

Hi there Socal! Thanks for the visit. Didn't say much earth shattering, but damn it was disturbing.