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Claim: Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney transported a dog atop his car.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2008]
The dog spoiled this plan by letting loose with a bout of diarrhea during its rooftop sojourn, necessitating an unplanned gas station visit for the purpose of hosing down the pooch, its carrier, and the back of the car.
In that Boston Globe article, the incident was pointed to as an example of Romney's emotion-free crisis management style. Others viewed it differently, regarding the mode of canine transport the dog was subjected to as unnecessarily callous and cruel.
Romney dismisses such critics by saying "They're not happy that my dog loves fresh air."
Last updated: 21 January 2008
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