No clever reference to the federal budget or economic policy; here I mean (or rather, columnist Colbert I. King means) a literal walk of the president’s literal new dog, Bo. (Non-dog-lovers, don’t even bother reading on…)
Within his first 100 days in the White House, President Obama has made several critical decisions that will live with him for some time to come: an unprecedented economic stimulus package, the bailout of the nation’s financial industry, a surge of 21,000 troops into Afghanistan.
But none of his decisions comes closer to being a life-changing experience than the choice that he and his wife, Michelle, made to bring a dog into the White House…
A more steadfast friend the president will never have. The same for his family. As a dog owner, I know.
Now, it won’t always be bouquets of happiness. Dogs do things that most people don’t.
Some dogs will eat anything. Like, for example, my mother’s nylon stocking. Or a $10 bill.
And when they have to go, they have to go.
A friendly word to the president: Don’t leave the job of walking Bo exclusively to your wife and girls.
Commander in chief, world leader, master of all you survey — that you may be. But when Bo needs a trip to the South Lawn, put world peace on hold, sir, and take that dog for a walk.
You can be sure he’ll be there walking by your side when, as Walter Winchell once said, “the rest of the world walks out.”