In his otherwise insightful report from Mitt Romney’s election-night gathering [“Defeat of the 1 Percent,” op-ed, Nov 7], Dana Milbank cited Romney’s comment that, if elected, he would reward himself with another Weimaraner. Then, in a remark clearly intended to be disparaging of Romney’s wealth, Milbank noted that the Weimaraner is “a hunting dog once bred by European royalty.”

The comment was gratuitous. I wonder if Milbank has something against dogs in general, or just dogs owned by wealthy individuals. Had Romney said he would reward himself with a German shepherd, would Milbank have noted that that breed was the favorite of Germany’s rulers in the 1930s?

Boyd Bishop, McLean