Barack Obama Compares Bill Richardson to a Dog

Barack Obama Compares Bill Richardson to a Dog

President-Elect Barack Obama appeared on ABC’s This Week (not Meet the Press, as formerly noted) today, discussing a wide range of issues that I’ll get to later, but there was a quote right at the end that jumped out at me:

STEPHANOPOULOS: What kind of a dog are we getting and when are we getting it?

OBAMA: The — they seem to have narrowed it down to a labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound.

OK, I gotta cut in here. I know you’re The One, and all, but you can’t just make dogs up out of thin air. What the hell is a labradoodle? And a Portuguese water hound? Sure, and why not get a Lithuanian Air Pooch, while you’re at it?

STEPHANOPOULOS: A medium sized.

OBAMA: Medium sized dog, and so, we’re now going to start looking at shelters to see when one of those dogs might come up.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So, you’re closing in on it?

OBAMA: We’re closing in on it. This has been tougher than finding a commerce secretary.

Was Richardson not hypo-allergenic?

It’s actually an apt metaphor. Bill Richardson was a lot like that dog who looks really cute at the shelter, makes all kinds of eye contact, but when you get him home, he spends most of his time chasing his tail or presenting your kids with the gift of juicy rodent remains.

There’s a big difference, though. You’ll get in a whole heap of trouble if you throw a dog under the bus.

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