Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Stay-at-home mom, Ann Romney, wife of Mitt Romney, told ABC’s Diane Sawyer, their dog Seamus loved being strapped in a crate to the roof of the family car and taken on family vacations.
“The dog loved it. He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation. It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for two weeks.”
Seamus’ 1983 trip from Boston to a summer cottage in Ontario, Canada, inside a dog carrier lashed atop the family’s Chevrolet, has become an oft-cited example of Mitt Romney’s heartlessness toward dogs and is routinely used by his critics to paint him as uncaring.
Mrs. Romney laughed as she recalled how Mitt hosed dog shit off the vacation-loving dog after Seamus got diarrhea from chowing down on some turkey.
“Once, he – we traveled all the time – and he ate the turkey on the counter. I mean, he had the runs.”
She compared the dog’s experience with a person riding roller coaster.