Yes, we once called for a stop to this whole Mitt Romney-strapped-a-dog-atop-his-car story, but we can't help getting giddy over how The New Yorker got Rick Santorum to stand in for Seamus on the cover of its latest issue. Though by now you're likely familiar with it, the cover refers to the story of how Romney once strapped a crate with his dog, Seamus, to the top of his car for a 1983 road trip, causing the dog to become so terrified he soiled the back window.

Cover artist Bob Staake's strapping Santorum atop red car (maybe a Cadillac?) driven by Romney hints at the bumpy ride Romney's giving Santorum in the primaries. (The cover's title is "From State to State.") It may also be a less-than-subtle reference to Santorum's notorious Google problem. (Any sly dig at Santorum's comparison of homosexuality to "man-on-dog" relations in 2003 is purely coincidental, we're sure.)

In any case, as Dylan Byers points out, somewhere Gail Collins is smiling. Meanwhile, inside the magazine you'll find Ryan Lizza's report on why these GOP primaries have been so chaotic.