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President Obama and Bo. (AP/White House/Pete Souza)

I Googled “Obama, Bo” at 7 a.m. this morning and received 13,500,000 hits. (Then I Googled “Obama, unemployed” and got 13,000,000 hits.)

I’ve received 18 press releases in the last week from organizations and people who want to advise the Obama family on how to care for Bo, this country’s new First Dog.

And more new press releases on the subject are coming in every day.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
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First Dog Bo: Obama family picks Portuguese water dog for daughters

The new First Dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog. (AP Photo/the White House, Pete Souza)
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I’d like to congratulate the Obamas on bringing home a new dog, Bo, into their family, and especially to thank them for taking in a “second-chance dog.” Bo is a Portuguese water dog who was apparently returned by the family that originally purchased him.

The puppy didn’t fit in with the first family that adopted it. It is a gift to the Obamas (that other first family) from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., who tracked down the puppy. He owns several Portuguese water dogs himself.
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Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2009
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Obama just found out how important a NEW PUPPY is …

When press releases about president-elect Obama’s promise to give his two darling daughters a new puppy started pouring into my e-mail basket the day after the election, I decided I better take a closer look.

Here’s what I discovered:
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Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2008
Under: dogs, Obama, Presidential Pets, Puppy | 3 Comments »

When a dog bites a reporter … is that news?

Did President Bush order his killer attack dog, Barney the Presidential Scotty, to take a bite out of the press?

Thursday, when Reuters reporter Jon Decker reached down to pet the presidential first Scottish terrier, Barney bit his right index finger. Reporter April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks captured this presidential canine moment on her video cam. And, naturally, it soon wound up on YouTube …

NOTICE TO ALL WHITE HOUSE REPORTERS: While covering the White House until president-elect Obama takes over on Jan. 20, 2009, be sure and wear thick gloves and Ice Hockey pads. /Gary

Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2008
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Earthjustice: environmental suggestions for the new Obama administration

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Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of the people to a healthy environment. They bring about far-reaching changes by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Statement of Earthjustice president Trip Van Noppen on the election of Barack Obama:
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Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2008
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