It’s that time again, when political satire hits the shelves in advance of the presidential elections. Sometimes, candidates hand humorists their satire on a plate. Such is the case with Mitt Romney, whose family cross-country trip with the dog on the roof of the station wagon spurred endless late-night jokes and, now, Dog on the Roof!: On the Road with Mitt and the Mutt
Bruce Kluger and David Slavin of NPR’s All Things Considered join up with illustrator Colleen Capp to portray the incredibly, tremendously, outrageously good-looking potential first family happily motoring across the U.S.A., contemplating Dad’s face on Mount Rushmore, struggling with Gay Pride in San Francisco, and ignoring the homeless.
The dog Seamus tells the story. A quick, funny, rhyming read based on some frightening truths about the right wing “value” system; leave it on the coffee table during your July 4 festivities to jumpstart the political conversation. Add a few beers and a mention of Obamacare–is it a tax, people, or is it a mandate?–and it’s sure to come to fisticuffs