A Romney supporter emails BuzzFeed the following suggested response to the media's fixation on with Mitt Romney's decision, in 1983, to strap the family's Irish Setter to the roof for the duration of a road trip:
Date: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM
Subject: what Romney should say about Seamus
but is too nice a guy,
Have any of you fuckheads ever tried taking a long car trip in a station wagon with five boys and a friggin' dog? Most of you are too selfish to have procreated and therefore have no clue what a long car trip with kids is all about. Let me fill you in, it sucks. I'm a big guy but even my arms aren't long enough to reach into the back seat, smack the boys around, and drive at the same time. The fighting, the are we there yets, the I gotta to the bathrooms, but you just went, I know dad, but I gotta go again, one's carsick, the other is hungry, and Josh is giving truck drivers the finger. Hell, I wanted to put Tagg on the roof one trip, but Ann wouldn't let me. Put a dog into that mix, you gotta be kidding me.
So far all of you giving me grief, know just one thing, I loved that dog, hell, he was the only friend I had on those trips. But it just didn't work with Seamus in the back with the boys.
So if Gail, MoDo, and maybe even that great theologian Charles Blow want to give up one of their Hampton weekends this summer, I'll round up five teenage boys, a dog, a station wagon, and they can schlep the five teenage boys, with dog, from Boston to Canada. I'll even pay the Obama gas prices for them. Once they make the trip, they can then sit in judgment of me and Seamus. Till then, button it.
McKay Coppins is a senior writer for the BuzzFeed News politics team, and the author of The Wilderness, about the battle over the future of the Republican Party.
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