The "People" for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and a handful of fringe extremists have gone and shown their true human hating form by launching a harassment campaign against legitimate Republican Presidential front runner Mitt Romney. Like dwarfs to Gulliver, these flat earth thinkers have waged a war against Romney by attacking him for doing something that any American who's ever driven a long distance with a family pet has done. During an interview in which Romney was to give an example of emotion free crisis management, he told the Norman Rockwellian tale about traveling from Boston to Ontario, Canada with his family, but there was a silly problem. Having over-packed(probably due to a lack of proper planning by Romney's wife), the Romney's had no room in the car for the family dog. According to the Boston Globe Romney, always quick on his feet, had a solution.
"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."
Gary Bryne Thompson of the Animal Self Sufficiency Foundation believes that the far left groups, seeing Romney as the number one cash raiser in the Republican Presidential race, have picked this example of compassion and ingenuity as a NEGATIVE saying, "Since they can't find anything wrong with Romney as a candidate, the left needs to make an issue out of something as frivolous as imaginary animal cruelty."
Thompson goes on to point out that Seamus might have actually ENJOYED being on the roof of the car. "Dogs love sticking their heads out of car windows. You see it all the time. Why wouldn't a dog love riding on the outside of a car even more?"
As for the feces leaking down the windows, many animal psychologists believe that Romney actually did the dog a favor. Instead of being on the inside of the car, having to hold it in, the dog could relieve itself whenever it wants. Even if securely strapping a dog to the top of a car for less than half a day's drive is cruel, the same animal psychologists say that cruelty to animals is a normal, natural part of the human experience.
Also, unreported in the main stream media is the fact that traveling with an animal on the roof of your vehicle is a time honored American tradition. During the great western migration in the late 1700's and 1800's, in order to make more room for the pots and pans, brave Americans would strap their dogs to the tops of their covered wagons and use them as a primitive horn in times of distress.
The final hole in the Romney Family Vacation Dog Conspiracy is the fact that the Romney's were on a LONG twelve hour trip which is better than a short trip since it gave the dog more time to actually get comfortable on the roof of a fast moving car. This dog clearly had more than enough time to find it's bearing, enjoy the scenery, and finally become comfortable enough to defecate.
Perhaps the ones who really need to be strapped to a roof are the mainstream media, PETA, and anyone who funds these anti-human, anti-American organizations. Only then will they realize that we should be focusing on things that really matter, the stories that people really care about.