Today one of my girlfriends on Facebook posted this anecdote about Mitt Romney. She said “I’m not political by any means but I don’t know how people actually support this guy. Makes me sad…”
When I read the story on the image, it struck me as ridiculous. There are ridiculous stories floating all over the place & usually when it sounds unbelievable, it is.
However, when I looked the story up, it turned out to be true. Mitt Romney really did strap his family dog to the top of a car (in a crate). The air pressure even within a crate would have been a constant 3 lbs & the dog very likely suffered intense fear the whole time, which probably resulted in it voiding itself. On top of that, strapping a crate to the outside of a car is pretty unsafe. If it somehow came loose, the dog could die or at least be badly injured. Obviously the dog was aware of this.
The first 3 comments in response to this were predictable: “What a dick!” “Agreed. What a dick!” & mine, claiming that I had looked it up & found it to be true. All fairly boring, normal responses.
And then someone named Sandra posted this:
Yeah, I thought it was odd too. Did we somehow disparage dead babies in our comments? Someone else posted a paragraph about their personal feelings on abortion rights, effectively adding to Sandra’s hijacking of the conversation. So what the hell, I figured I’d jump in.
I’m just joking. I know neither Mitt Romney nor his family dog Seamus was pregnant. Although if they were, that would have been AWESOME.
Other people jumped in, but Sandra went on for a bit lecturing us on the evils of baby murder, never ever getting my point. I even did a little number about apples & oranges.
I think she quit after that. It’s been quiet.