Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Venture in Dog Diplomacy

Malia and Sasha Obama are getting the hang of how politics works. Today they used George Stephanopoulos to lobby for their dog.

At the end of his interview with the President-Elect, Stephanopoulos told him "while you were getting made up, they went into the control room and played director and producer. And they actually gave me a question they want me to ask you. You know exactly what it's going to be...What kind of a dog are we getting and when are we getting it?"

That got their father to go on the record: "They seem to have narrowed it down to a labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound...and so, we're now going to start looking at shelters to see when one of those dogs might come up."

Finding a pure-bred, untraumatized dog in a shelter will take some doing. So if they want to speed up the process, Malia and Sasha may want to cajole someone to get in touch in the comments section here to start the ball rolling about adopting an under-two-year-old labradoodle who loves children but, for complicated family reasons, needs a new home.

Replies will be kept strictly confidential--unless their father blabs about it on TV.

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