Anti-Romney Protest Outside Westminster Kennel Club Dog ShowPublished February 15, 2012
About a dozen protestors sought to make passers-by aware of the now infamous "Romney dog on roof" incident, in which he admittedly allowed his Irish Setter and family dog Seamus to ride on the roof for a 12-hour car trip.
They held up signs with slogans like "Mitt is Mean" and "Dogs Aren't Luggage" and "I Ride Inside."
Since the story surfaced in Romney's first bid at the U.S. Presidency in 2007, dog lovers have expressed displeasure with the candidate.
American Kennel Club spokeswoman Lisa Peterson told the Boston Globe she knew about the Romney story. "The AKC promotes responsible dog ownership. Putting a dog in a crate for car travel is the first step toward responsible dog ownership," she said. "The second step would be to put that crate in a car."
In interviews time and again, Romney quickly dismisses the issue of his dog riding on the roof of his car for 12 hours, clearly not realizing the severity of his actions. But what he and no one can deny, however, is that the events that transpired over 20 years ago have caught wildfire (perhaps not coincidentally) in this election year.
Even in the world of pop culture, the issue seems inescapable. While protestors used the Westminster Kennel Club show as a backdrop to bring their anti-Mitt Romney message, Saturday Night Live used its stage with its latest airing to spoof the Romney dog on roof incident.
Mitt Romney seems unable to escape his 20-year-old transgressions, with seemingly all personal affairs being aired in this election year.
For more details, see Mitt Romney Admits Family Dog Rode on the Roof of His Car for 12-Hour Trip.
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