Politicians and Their Dogs vs. Mitt Romney and Seamus

Over the past few years, the First Dogs of the United States — most recently Buddy, Barney, and Bo — have found their way to an ever-increasing part of our collective consciousness (remember the great debate over what kind of dog the Obamas would pick?). As Amy Davidson points out: If a politician can’t talk about dogs without sounding deranged, is there any hope? [The New Yorker]