I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that dogs think humans are nuts.
Well, the burning issue of the day is that Obama admits in one of his autobiographies that as a child he ate dog. Considering that he was living in a place where dog is often what is for supper, that is not surprising. I bear him no ill will for this, although my dog Baby, our terrific terrapoo, may not be so forgiving, or Internet Hitler for that matter.
The Romney campaign launched this gem due to the fact that back in 1983 on a family trip, Romney had the family dog Seamus in a dog house secured to the top of his car for 12 hours. All was well until Seamus decided to relieve himself on the front windshield to the vast amusement of the Romney boys. This strikes me as a typical Dadism: an attempt by a family man to solve a problem in logistics that sounded like a good idea at the time. Of course, my dog Baby might well take a harsher view.
Scott Crider, who has founded an organization called Dogs Against Romney, has no problems with Obama’s dog chow:
[I]t seems desperate for the Romney campaign to bring up something that happened to Obama when he was 10 years old, not preparing his own meals, in a country where eating dog meat probably isn’t all that unusual as if it compares in any way to Romney, as a 36-year old adult, in America, making the conscious decision to strap his family pet to the roof of a car for a 12-hour drive, and leaving it up there even after it got sick. …
If President Obama had made the conscious decision to eat dog meat as a 36-year old adult, in America, claimed the dog liked being eaten, and still claimed he didn’t think there was anything wrong with it, the Romney campaign would have a point and my pack would be on the president like a pack of wild, well….dogs. But that isn’t what happened.
I guess I should be outraged by the double standard, but considering that Mr. Crider blogs as a dog named Rusty, I will cut him some slack and suggest that he might consider upping the meds a wee bit.
This whole episode helps demonstrate that politics and silliness have always strolled hand in hand. I rejoice that the country has no serious issues to confront and that we can waste time on this dogscapade. Who is to blame for this? Perhaps Denver?