Wasserman Schultz Attacks Romney; Best She Can Do Is 29-Year-Old Anecdote About Dog Crate

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"Take that, candidate who knows this won't hurt him in the least!"
​South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz operates on a national stage -- as chair of the Democratic National Committee, she's the face of the president's party and frequently takes on national issues. Late last night, she took to Twitter to attack Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The issue she chose? A dog that had diarrhea in 1983.

"If you agree that dogs should not be treated like luggage, tweet @MittRomney a picture of your dog," she tweeted, along with photos of three of her dogs.

The dog luggage story was originally dredged up by the Boston Globe during the 2008 presidential election: In order to take his dog on a 12-hour family car ride to Canada, Romney strapped a dog crate to the roof of the family car. When the dog's feces began running down the back of the car, Romney calmly pulled over, hosed off the car and the dog, and put the dog back on the roof for the rest of the ride.

The anecdote has gotten some play in this election, and a protest at the Westminster Dog Show yesterday will grab a few headlines today. But the question remains: Who cares?

It's not that dogs aren't wonderful and loving and deserving of proper treatment. But when someone with as complex a history as Romney's is running for the highest elected office in the country, does it seriously do any good to harp on an old story about a time he was mean to his dog? In a showdown between Romney, Newt "Ethically Challenged" Gingrich, and Rick "Women and Gays Are Awful" Santorum, to put out "a dog shitting on a car" as a legitimate political point seems a bit stupid.

Ask Romney about his waffling on contraception or his previous requests for tens of millions of dollars in the earmarks he now speaks out against or how he plans to balance the federal budget using a regressive tax plan that doesn't add up right. But can we please forget about the dog?


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13 comments
BigDog
BigDog

Good place for her....Forida!   Next stop is on down to Cuba.   She is as big an idiot as her mentor....

Jon G
Jon G

This crazy woman reminds me of Ed Stack. You gotta send em to the national stage to get em the hell out of your county....

Jpoesq
Jpoesq

Who cares? Everyone should care. It's so blatantly wrong on so many levels.To just forget about the dog is to deny a fact that shows great insight into who this automatron really is.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

What about his fancy Mormon underpants?  Isn't that a cause for concern?

madmonq
madmonq

Dems should play up the judgement of an idiot who'd strap the family pet onto the roof of the car as someone who wasn't concerned if his kids saw Fluffy flung to his/her/its death.  Even if it did have on the special Mormon onesie to protect it.

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

Just as Rich makes a good point that there are real issues on which to attack Romney, if you have a problem with DWS I would think there would be more important criticisms than the way she looks.

JOEYPAD
JOEYPAD

this woman is such a loudmouth PIA..give it a break lady

Davidbirdjr
Davidbirdjr

SHE's the FACE of the Dems.........ugh. I'd take Hillary with the lights on any day before DWS in the dark. Gross.

Lokal
Lokal

then again,  DWS  might know how dog thing more than most of us.

Lokal
Lokal

Every dog I've seen in a car, is just trying to get their nose into the wind...  it looks like they like it. 

I'm not sure this is even a problem.  was the dog hurt?  what if it was in the back of a pickup truck?

maybe the roof of the car might not have been the safest, but the dog did make it OK, right?

Jon G
Jon G

Republicans should play up the judgement of a party full of idiots who would strap this woman to the top of their vehicle....

Jon G
Jon G

ya gotta draw the line somewhere....

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

I think the knock against Romney is that even if he thought the dog liked being up there, the dog crapping himself in the crate should have been enough of a clue that maybe the dog would prefer to be in the car.

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