Unless you’ve been out chasing your tail during this campaign year, you’ve probably heard about the time back in 1983 when Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, strapped his dog’s carrier to the roof of his car.
Seamus Romney, the Irish Setter, has become a bit of a democratic rallying point, already spurning a Dogs Against Romney movement, and now it looks as though there will even be a song dedicated to the dog.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, Devo, the new-wave ’80s band known for its song “Whip It” and funky hats, is releasing a track about Seamus titled, “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus).”
The song will be released Aug. 25. Gerald V. Casale, Devo’s founder and commercial director, will also be kicking off a Remember Seamus campaign, which is supposed to help “make 2012 the year where animals like Seamus are valued and honesty is praised.” The Remember Seamus site urges people to “insist on the dog’s honest truth” this election year.
Casale will also be designing a special edition shirt for Dogs Against Romney and is promoting an app game titled “The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed.” According to its Facebook page, the app “is an addictive, fun game for mobile phones that lets Seamus get revenge against his arch enemy, Mitt Romney. It will be available for download on National Dog Day, August 26, 2012.”