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In the dog house?

December 1, 2008

Our family watched Barbara Walters’ recent interview with Barack and Michelle Obama.  I liked everything I heard except — call me pettythe President-Elect’s remark about “girly” dogs.  (See the YouTube video clip here.) 

Of course, Mr. Obama is entitled to dislike whatever dog breeds he wants to dislike.  I just wish he didn’t use a gender-based term to express his dislike.  It’s not that we have a dog — we don’t have any dog, “girly” or otherwise.  But in a way, Mr. Obama’s remark reminded me of the old Looney Tunes cartoons, where all the big dogs breeds were male and all the small and poodlish dogs were female — quite an impossibility, of course!

Considering that Mr. Obama is surrounded by females, I wouldn’t be surprised if that remark put him in the dog house before he moves to the White House.

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3 comments

  1. Funny you say that. That’s the only comment that hit me the wrong way too. I was surprised Barbara didn’t make an issue of it!


  2. OK – add me to the list of people who did a double-take after hearing that comment. He’s usually so inclusive in his language! I’m surprised that this didn’t cause a mini-media firestorm. Obama’s media honeymoon must still be going on.


  3. Being a crazy cat person, I am sorry the Obamas aren’t considering a kitten …



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