Mitt Romney Loves His “Family Pets”

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I’d be happy to make this my last word on the subject, but Romney can’t seem to shut up about it:

Romney said, “sometimes when the stories come out in the media they don’t quite get it accurate. The kennel that my family pet used to ride in is enclosed. It’s not an open aired kennel. It’s enclosed and there are air vents of course at the back. My family pet used to climb up there and lie down on his own. And we love our family pets. Have always loved our family pets. And have nothing but honor and pride in taking care of great dogs. We’ve had quite a few.”

You have fun with those “family pets,” Mitt. We’re moving on…

Also, full disclosure:


UPDATE: Okay, we’re not moving on, clearly. So I’ll add this: those repeated references to “family pet”? That’s a weirdly antiseptic way of talking about an animal that you supposedly love. It’s like saying “I greatly honor the male-sexed offspring produced by my spouse and myself,” to describe your son. Or like naming him Tagg. And, as commenters have pointed out, the physics of the poo-problem seem wayyyyy off…