Seamus, the Irish setter that Mitt Romney famously strapped to the roof of the family car, has inspired dozens of Gail Collins columns in the New York Times and at least one political action committee.
Now the pooch is the muse behind a new book of illustrations and verse, “Dog on the Roof! On the Road with Mitt & The Mutt,” written by NPR writers Bruce Kluger and David Slavin. The book follows the Romney family, packed in a Chevy station wagon, on an imaginary cross-country trip. At each stop, Mitt Romney waxes eloquent about the scenery, while Seamus bemoans his precarious position.
A sample from the book: In New York, Mitt enthuses, “Wall Street’s a temple,/our nation’s salvation./ And we are among/its elite congregation,” while Seamus frets: “As long as you’re talking/ ‘bout wheeling and dealing,/a bailout is needed/ on top of this ceiling!”
This is one sleeping dog that won’t lie.