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Devo Pays Homage to Romney's Dog with "Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!"

"This isn't a red-state thing or Devo stumping for Obama," Devo frontman says

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    Devo's "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro!", pays homage to Mitt Romney's dog, Seamus.

    Mitt Romney's dearly departed Irish Setter, Seamus, who once spent an infamous trip strapped to the roof of a car, has had his plight immortalized in song.

    "Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)," from punk/new wave legends Devo, is partly a paean to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's former dog. The song premiered yesterday on Rolling Stone.

    "This isn't a red-state thing or Devo stumping for Obama," Devo frontman Jerry Casale told the magazine. "But I think any animal lover that hears the story will learn so much about the character flaw of Romney... What you want in a leader is a guy with some humanity at his core. I just don't feel that Mitt does."

    A sample of the lyrics show that while the song may not be pro-Obama, or technically partisan, the band clearly has an agenda:

    “Your master’s story seems air-tight, but somethin’ about him isn’t right. He’ll say anything to win the race. Wish you could rise up from your grave and tell the world how his smile hides the soul of an angry little man.”


    Devo played a fundraiser for Obama in 2008, and, though Casale's not totally pleased with his track record, he plans to vote for him again. 
     
    "It's the safer choice," he said.
     
    This is the second time this week that Seamus has been in the news. The president himself made a crack during a speech on Monday in Iowa, in which he addressed Romney's recent assertion that, "You can't drive a car with a windmill on it."

    "Now, I don't know if he's actually tried that. I know he's had other things on his car," quipped Obama.