Here’s an example from October 19, 2011, in Collins’ column entitled “Mitt and Begonia-gate“:
“And the idea that you stand here before us and talk about — that you’re strong on immigration is, on its face, the height of hypocrisy,” Perry declaimed.
I found this very exciting because it brings us closer to the moment when one of Romney’s competitors will point out that he once drove to Canada with the family dog strapped on the roof of the car.
And then Romney will say: “Hey, he was in a crate!” Or: “He liked the fresh air!” It’ll be too late. Everybody else will whip out pictures of their pets and stories about how the cat rides in her own special chair in the back seat, or how the family deferred a trip to Aruba because the whippet was sick.
The moment has indeed come, with Gingrich’s “For the Dogs” video. Appropriately enough, the video ends with the rival candidate singing “Who Let the Dogs Out?”
“Our definition of must-see TV,” says the Los Angeles Times. For myself, I’m cringing at the thought, but not as much as I did when I heard about Romney tying his dog to the roof of his car and driving from Massachusetts to Canada. As Collins says in her latest column, Gingrich’s video “basically asks whether America will elect a president who once drove to Canada with the family dog strapped to the roof of the car. Which is, of course, an excellent question.”
Is it too much to ask, Mitt, what were you thinking?
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