Canines We Can Believe In

Obama, talking to Barbara Walters on the dog he’s buying for Malia and Sasha. Walters showed him a picture of her Havanese dog, Cha Cha Cha:

Obama: “Cha Cha?”

Bawbwa: “It’s short for Cha Cha Cha.”

O: “What is a Havanese?”

B: “It’s like a little terrier and they’re non-allergenic and they’re the sweetest dogs..”

O: [Face suddenly changes.] “It’s like a little yappy dog?”

Michelle: “Don’t criticize.”

O: “It, like, sits in your lap and things?”

M: “It’s a cute dog.”

O: “It sounds kinda like a girly dog.”

M: “We’re girls. We have a houseful of girls.”

O [with hand gestures]: “We’re going to have a big rambunctious dog, of some sort.”

As someone who was once bitten by a Shih Tzu while canvassing for Obama (no joke, it hurt like hell), I fully approve of this anti-yappy dog stance.

One thought on “Canines We Can Believe In

  1. I remember watching the Guns n’ Roses Behind The Music episode, and it made a point of telling us that the only social cause Guns adopted was advocated on behalf of “big dogs.” So, it’s good to know that the two most inspiring figures of this or any generation or on the same page here.

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