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Mitt Romney’s dog Seamus inspires new tale

WASHINGTON -- The tale has inspired ample political commentary, and more than a few columns for the New York Times’ Gail Collins. Now, the story of Mitt Romney’s former dog Seamus could start becoming a profit-maker.

A new book, “Dog on the Roof! On the Road with Mitt and the Mutt,” is being released next month by the reputable publisher Simon and Schuster.

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The book depicts the Romney family -- using early photos of Mitt, his wife, Ann, and their five boys -- crammed into a station wagon with a dog atop it. The family is shown driving to cities around the country as the authors use sing-song verse to lampoon Romney’s positions on immigration, gay rights, his ties to Wall Street -- and the fact that he once drove to Canada with his dog in a container on top of the car.

Matt Viser can be reached at maviser@globe.com.
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