Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Mercury Retrograde Festival (Day Zero): Mitt Romney Loves His Wife, And Loves Torturing His Dog

Between now and May 11th, I will be presenting classic examples of things screwing up during Mercury Retrogrades. Here's the first entry, presented (in true Mercury Rx fashion) a day late.

(First, a warning: I really try to keep my own political prejudices out of the astrology, so forgive me if you are upset by the following. I've made sure that it's based entirely on objective verifiable statements.)


It was supposed to be a friendly puff piece about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's personal life... but thanks to Mercury Retrograde, it turned into a damaging revelation. The Boston Globe interviewed Mitt and his sons about Romney family life: the wife, the kids, and the dog. Unfortunately, it was the dog who ended up getting most of the press, as Romney's son Tagg let this anecdote about Life With Father slip, while transiting Mercury was retrograde in Cancer:

To quote the Time article on the matter:
The incident: dog excrement found on the roof and windows of the Romney station wagon. How it got there: Romney strapped a dog carrier — with the family dog Seamus, an Irish Setter, in it — to the roof of the family station wagon for a twelve hour drive from Boston to Ontario, which the family apparently completed, despite Seamus's rather visceral protest.

Regardless of Romney's various political stances, this did not win him a whole lot of votes from PETA. Or even conservative pundits.

...and given that Romney is considered by many to be the front-runner for Republican Presidential candidate, you can count on hearing about this again.

NEXT TIME: The mystery of Michelangelo's David and and his teeny wiener, resolved at last!


Matthew The Astrologer said...

Next Mercury Retrograde: August 20th. The first episode of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology: The Radio Show": August 19th.

Whew. :)

Stay tuned to this blog for further details!

Matthew The Astrologer said...

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