Here, in a few sentences, Obama did the following: He deepened his bond with every dog lover in America. He identified with every household that’s tried to figure out what kind of dog to get. He touched every parent with a kid allergic to pets. He showed compassion by preferring a dog from a shelter. And he demonstrated a dry and slightly politically incorrect wit by commenting that “a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.” Not bad. It could be a tough four or eight years for conservatives.What a strange scary place his mind must be, where discussing a dog is automatically assessed as a strategic political move. Either way, it is good to know what truly moves Kristol. On a related note, he concludes with the following:
And it wouldn’t hurt for Governors Sarah Palin, Mitch Daniels, Bobby Jindal and the other possible 2012 G.O.P. nominees to begin bringing some puppies home for their kids.
Spare the poor dog, she is not even a remote possibility.