Romney Courts the Bazillionaire Dog-Hater Vote
Looks like the Romneys are having a big fancy fundraiser at the home of the only person that could make Mitt look like the poster child for the ASPCA. Romney, who is loathed by dog-lovers everywhere for his treatment of Seamus, the family dog whom he strapped in a crate to the top of the car for 12 hours, has even inspired a website called Dogs Against Romney.
Although Romney’s treatment of man’s best friend has been less than stellar, at least he has never barbecued one.
You may remember back in May of 2009, Sarah Palin was invited to a swanky dinner party at the home of big-bucks Republican fundraiser Fred Malek, in advance of the Alfalfa Club Dinner in Washington, D.C. We reviewed Mr. Malek’s shady past, including the dog barbecuing incident (boys will be boys), and the fact that he was Richard Nixon’s “jew counter.” (*Spoiler Alert: there were 13) And let’s not forget he was forced to pay a $100,000 fine for participating, along with his firm Thayer Capital Partners, in a $75 million fraud against the Connecticut state pension fund (click here for SEC Litigation Release No. 20498).
Well, now his residence will be the location of a happy 63rd birthday bash for Ann Romney, as the wannabe future first couple embraces this gesture of support from a fellow bazillionaire dog-hater.
~Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (David Tulis – AP)
The sold-out event will take place at the Maleks’ home in McLean, which boasts one of the top zip codes in the nation for political donations.
The shindig is expected to net the Romneys about $300,000.