Just days after announcing he was taking a break from his Irish presidential campaign, Peter Casey has released a strange new video asking people to vote for him.
The bizarre campaign video shared on Twitter takes aim at none other than Michael D Higgins’ much-loved Bernese Mountain Dogs, Bród and Síoda.
In the clip, a voiceover says, “Being President of Ireland you’d think Michael D would have an Irish Wolfhound, an Irish Setter, an Irish Water Spaniel or a Kerry Beagle. No – he has Bernese Mountain Dogs.
— Peter Casey (@CaseyPeterJ) October 22, 2018
“Even more confusing, why would he spend €10,000 annually to get his dogs groomed? Because he can charge it to the Irish taxpayer.”
Casey has repeatedly claimed that Higgins has spent the huge sum of money on looking after his dogs, but has not produced any proof of this being the case.
The video has since been shared widely on social media after being labelled “bizarre” and “utter rubbish”.
It even grew comparisons to the hit show Arrested Development’s wacky style of narration:
Just realized what this reminded me of: Arrested Development. https://t.co/SZ40QsSjve
— Matt Cooper (@cooper_m) October 22, 2018
Unsurprisingly, a lot of people would not stand for Miggeldy’s dogs being targeted as the presidential race heated up:
Ok CAN WE LEAVE THE DOGS ALONE
— Belle ???????? (@Ire_vegan) October 22, 2018
Any proof at all of this 10k figure? Nope thought not...this is really embarrassing stuff
— Gareth Miskelly (@GMiskelly) October 22, 2018
Let's leave the poor dogs out of this one...