Thursday, January 10, 2008

Are These Men Fit to be President?

Michigan's Republican Presidential Primary is January 15th. Two men on the ballot, Romney and Huckabee, have less than stellar personal records as it relates to animals. In 1983, Romney tortured Seamus, the family Irish Setter. It was Romney's bright idea to transport Seamus on the roof of his station wagon for a long trip to the family vacation home. Seamus was so distressed that he lost control of his bladder and bowels resulting in a mess dripping on the windows. Ignorant, clearly, even for 1983. But it's 2008 and Romney still doesn't get it. Romney insists that Seamus loved the to travel strapped to the roof of the car. He's oblivious to the cruel nature of the trip, maybe Romney should prove that the trip was fun by taking it himself.
That brings us to Mike Huckabee, the personable Arkansas Governor. The story that broke in December is disturbing and someone in the Huckabee family is very disturbed. In 1998, Huckabee's 17 year old son was working at a Boy Scout Camp. He was fired after he admitted that he killed a stray dog by hanging the dog. Young Huckabee claimed the poor dog was mangy and emaciated so he and a friend hung the dog to put him out of his misery. Twisted isn't it? While the father is not necessarily responsible for the sins of his son, Governor Huckabee is responsible for covering up the murder and preventing a criminal investigation. Clearly candidate Mike Huckabee failed to perform his duty to the state and failed his parental duties by protecting his twisted son.
Presidential Candidates and Animals

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