Romney’s “Dog on the Roof” Story Turned Into A Satirical Book
Considering that the “Mitt Romney put his dog on the roof of his car” story is still being talked about 20 years after it happened–unsurprisingly, it’s still being used as ammunition against Romney–it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that someone is writing a book about it.
Bruce Kluger and David Slavin, two political satirists who you may recognize from NPR, are looking to turn the immortal “Seamus strapped to the roof of Romney’s car” story into a 64-page satirical book called, you guessed it, “Dog on the Roof.”
“Now for the first time, here is the completely true—and only mildly embellished— shaggy-dog story of Seamus Romney,” reads the books description (via ABC News). “It is the inside (well . . . overhead) look at the Man Who Would Be President and the wild ride that’s sweeping—and bewildering—the nation.”
The book’s intention is to be humorous, and it certainly sounds that way, but many take the story seriously, namely Sean Crider, the founder of Dogs Against Romney. Crider told ABC News that the “Dog on the Roof” story shows Romney’s “overall appearance of meanness.”
“It’s a character illuminating anecdote about Romney for a lot of people,” Crider told ABC News. “A lot of people are just pure dog lovers and see what he did as being abusive; others see it as a little window about what kind of guy he is.”
Dog on the Roof, for those interested, will be available on bookshelves next month.