it's a dog's life, i wanna lead a dog's life by aye_shamus, on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND
The Boston Globe's Sam Allis writes one of his best columns ever about President-elect Barack Obama's dog decision, A howling debate:
"Every family should have a dog. Every president needs at least one for photo ops. George W. Bush has Barney and Miss Beazley. Ike had Heidi. Nixon, of course, had Checkers. My personal favorites were LBJ's Him and Her.I'm rooting for a Greyhound. Maybe from Massachusetts?
If a prez doesn't have a dog, it means he's a communist and he loses the entire dog people vote, a disturbing bunch who stretch from the redwood forests to the gulfstream waters. Obama's presidency could hinge on getting this one right."