Politics for the Dog Days of Summer?

8 07 2008

Seen on my local theatre list today, fun!

Which breed of dog should the Obama family get? (They should get
getting one from the pound but, alas….their kid has allergies)

Vice President isn’t the only high-level position that Barack Obama is currently trying to fill. It’s been widely reported that – win or lose – the Obamas have promised their two daughters a dog after the presidential election. With 158 breeds registered by the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) – each with its own unique temperament, coat type, size, energy level and appearance – the search for a canine cabinet member is on.

“Deciding what breed to get is as important as deciding whether to get a dog in the first place,” says AKC spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “The first step in being a responsible pet owner is to do some serious and careful research to determine which breed of dog is right for you and your family.”

The Obama family will be adding a dog to their household for the first time, but according to an Associated Press survey Republican Presidential nominee John McCain and his wife already have 24 pets, including four dogs.

Cast your vote!

And we’d better get to vote on the name, too. Should we wait to see what kind the dog turns out to be, or start the nominating process right now, here at Snook? (guess Hussein is out?)