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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
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Help Obama and McCain pick a presidential pet!

Vice President isn’t the only high-level position that Barack Obama is currently trying to fill.

The American Kennel Club reports that win or lose the Obamas have promised their two daughters a dog after the presidential election. With 158 breeds registered by the AKC, each with its own unique temperament, coat type, size, energy level and appearance, the search for a canine cabinet member is on.
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Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2008
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