Monday, November 10, 2008
You Can Tell A Lot From The Obama's Dog
By Allen Bacon, Editor, The Daily Bosco
Out of everything that was said in President Elect Obama's wonderful "Yes We Can" acceptance speech the other night the thing I can not stop focusing on is the fact that he and Michelle are getting their two kids a new puppy.
This one act, I believe, will set the tone for the administration.
First of all, the fact that he actually goes through with getting a new puppy will tell us that he keeps his campaign promises.
And what kind of dog will the first family get? It has been rumored that they will get a Bichon Frise. As cute as they are...that's a high maintenance dog. The vet and grooming bills will be astronomical. Do we really want our tax dollars going toward the upkeep of the White House dog? And our President and First Lady have more important things to do than running to the vet every week. There's that whole economy thing for instance.
If I were Barack and Michelle I would get a Labrador (Preferably Yellow...they're the best...I speak from personal experience) and the dog would be a rescued animal. That's because the Labrador is a dog for every person...it's a people dog. It'll be very nice to the kids and it'll be real friendly when Vladimir Putin comes over for a visit...just keep the lint brush handy.
Getting the dog from a rescue facility will send a message of compassion from the President and First Lady.
And many of us need to see that about now.