Jumping on an opportunity to draw attention to its organization, the American Kennel Club is holding a survey to see what pedigree of dog should be Obama’s #2 in the White House. The democratic nominee has vowed to his daughters that win or lose, they shall receive a pup after election day is decided.
“So, with 158 breeds registered by the American Kennel Club—each with its own unique temperament, coat type, size, and energy level—the search for a canine cabinet member is on,” writes the AKC. The group is asking people to go to www.presidentialpup.com and in the ” true spirit of doggy democracy” vote the best choice in a pool of pre-designated breeds. (The list was narrowed down due to the daughters’ allergies/.)
We say, screw the voting and let’s petition Obama to rescue an animal instead! There are many dogs out there that would fit the family’s needs and are just waiting to be loved. Not to mention the “rags to riches” story that would come from serving time at the pound to curling up in the Oval Office.
Presidential dogs receive so much attention that it would be an incredible act for Barack to eschew an AKC registered-pup in favor of rescuing a mutt instead. We’re sure dogs in shelters everywhere would find that to be change they could believe in.