Return of Seamus: Dumbest in show!


Leave it to Sawyer and Dowd: The GSA and the Secret Service have been involved in major embarrassments this week.

Among modern American elites, the clowning bad judgment never ends. This brings us to one of Diane Sawyer’s questions for Romney and Romney.

Sawyer interviewed the Romneys for ABC “News” this week. Sawyer has always been a clown—but so of course is Maureen Dowd, who responds to one of the Q-and-A’s produced by her fellow buffoon:
DOWD (4/18/12): It also doesn’t fly to tell Diane Sawyer that your dog “loved” 12 hours in a crate on top of the car or that it’s “our turn” to be in the White House.
Dowd is upset by the “our turn” talk too! But this week, Seamus is back, dragged back into the national discourse by the flyweight Sawyer.

Sawyer has always been like this. In June 1999, Candidate Gore sat with this high-ranking ABC "journalist" on the eve of his formal announcement speech. This dimmest of mainstream press corps bulbs ran straight to the fading “farm chores” bullroar, even giving Gore a pop quiz to test the highly unlikely idea that he’d ever set foot on a farm.

Sawyer's mother had even sent questions designed to catch Gore in his latest lie! For a full account of that pitiful session, see Chapter 1 at our companion site, How He Got There. Search on “Sawyer;” prepare to writhe.)

Sawyer is as light as they come. But she’s married to Mike Nichols, so by the rules of our nation’s “elites,” no one is able to say so.

Interviewing Romney and Romney, Sawyer asked about Seamus again! Truly, it’s hard to be dumber than this, though Sawyer will surely keep trying.

Big Eddie played the fool last night, responding to these Qs and As. For ourselves, our favorite reaction came from Brett Smiley at the New York magazine blog.

We’ll simply ask the obvious question: How do they get this dumb?
SMILEY (4/17/12): Romney Dog Seamus Actually Loved Trips Atop Car, Says Ann Romney

Well why didn't Ann Romney just say so earlier? It turns out the outrage over the treatment of Seamus the Irish setter is misguided: The Romney family dog, who got strapped to the roof of the family car in an air-tight crate for a twelve hour road trip in 1983, during which he defecated all over himself and on the windshield, thoroughly enjoyed the experience! “The dog loved it,” Ann Romney told Diane Sawyer. “He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation." Would Seamus also go crazy when he was shoved in a bath, got tied to a post outside a boutique on a hot day, and had a thermometer jammed in his rear?

Update: Sawyer asked Mitt if he would transport Seamus that way again. He responded, "Certainly not with the attention it's received." Attention is the difference here? We don't think that, were it not for Romney's political ambitions, Seamus would have been tied up and dragged behind the car. But Romney leaves way too much room for doubt.
Yes, that’s what the full post says—and no, we don’t quite understand it. Let's ignore the factual errors, and the fact that Smiley is still deeply puzzled by the confusing term "air-tight."

Journalist Smiley’s main point was the following: Ann Romney should have offered this explanation about Seamus at an earlier date.

How do they get to be like this? In fact, Ann Romney first explained this matter in July 2007, as soon as this flap began to become a story in the small, simple minds of various people who can’t reason or conjure. Go ahead: Just click here.

Let’s ask the other obvious question: How do people like Smiley get jobs? Simple! At the top of your country’s “journalistic” heap sit flyweights like Sawyer and Dowd!

Farm chores back then, Seamus today! This is the way these people “think.” And this is the fate of your nation.


  1. Guess we won't hear much more about Seamus on the roof from the Obama camp. Apparently Obama ate dogs and has no regrets. He wrote about it like he was writing about eating chicken.

    I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy)

    1. That can't be right.

      Muslims don't eat dog meat.

    2. nomatter_nevermindApril 19, 2012 at 6:41 AM

      Once again, I should have followed the link before commenting.

      '“Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”'

  2. This is a dicey proposition. It may just be CRUCIAL to getting the asian vote in California & Oregon not to be TOO repulsed by those who use dogs for meat. Though Romney might choose Nikki Haley or Bobby Jindahl who will then be forced to hold photo ops at Outback Steakhouse munching down big red juicy steaks to the horror of more than a BILLION Indians who will then be unable to celebrate the wonder of their political rise because the sight of Bobby or Nikki eatin' a thick 'n juicy rare one will be inseparable from their public images.

  3. I thought it would be impossible for the GOP to come up with a stupider storyline than Seamus. Clearly, I was wrong.

    1. nomatter_nevermindApril 19, 2012 at 6:43 AM

      'Republicans pushed back, saying that the dog-eating tale underlines how any discussion of dogs at a time of massive unemployment, with troops in harm’s way, is silly.'

  4. Obama dog jokes:

    Happiness is a warm puppy, with a side of fries.

    Obama Dog Recipes:
    -- Yorkshire terrier pudding,
    -- Mutt chop,
    -- Pekingese duck,
    -- Bichon frisee salad,
    -- Beagle with cream cheese
    -- Pure bread

    "So, Mr. President, where shall we go to eat?" "I know a great Spot."

    If you want a friend in Washington, don't eat him

    Obama's favorite fast-food joint? Checkers.

    I wouldn't vote for that guy for dogcatcher.

    Did you hear about the insomniac polyphagiac president? He lies awake at night wondering if there is a dog.

    Romney aide Erich Fehrnstrom got into the act last night, retweeting Axelrod's Obama-Bo snapshot from January with the comment: "In retrospect, a chilling photo." That may be the wrong adjective, since it doesn't appear to have been taken in a refrigerated truck. Obama really spoils that dog.


  5. Best Obama dog joke:

    Obama refers to Romney’s dog Seamus as . . ."Meals on Wheels."

  6. Obama dog cartoon

  7. Seamus rocks!

    More Seamus! More Seamus!

  8. Dog cartoons

  9. White House 7 course dinner: A six-pack and a puppy.