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Dog. It’s what’s for dinner.

Oh, yeah — like I was going to let THIS one go! (In color, if anyone needs it. Help yourself).

Backstory. In 1983, the Romney family drove to Canada on vacation. It was a twelve-hour drive, and Romney strapped their dog Seamus to the roof in a carrier for the whole trip.

Okay, that’s a little weird. I guess. But the media has been rolling around in it like…well, like a dog in shit.

Aides to President Barack Obama mischievously circulated a photograph of the Commander-in-Chief and his dog Bo sitting the back of a presidential SUV. “How loving owners transport their dogs,” tweeted David Axelrod, Mr Obama’s top strategist.

In one of the running jokes of the American political world, New York Times columnist Gail Collins is said to have developed a borderline obsession with the Seamus story, mentioning the dog more than 50 times in columns and interviews.

Oh, seriously. On and on and on for months. There have been focus groups and phone polls and the lot. Big effing deal, as Biden would say.

So Jim Treacher — the scamp! — pipes up and says, “but Obama ate dog!” And it’s true. It’s right there in Dreams from my Next Door Neighbor, or whatever that book was.

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).

And away went Twitter.


WE HAVE A WINNER! Dick Clark has passed into that great Sock Hop in the sky. That’s FGW for the win! See you Friday for the next round of Celebrity Dead Pool!

sock it to me

April 18, 2012 — 1:56 pm
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