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   Date: 12/12/08

What Did You Decide?

Shortly after the presidential election, the Gate asked in a survey what kind of dog you think the Obamas should get for the White House, and what they should name their puppy.


Here are your suggestions:

  • Bichon Frise named Biscuit
  • Shelter dog named Buddy Boy or Buddy Girl
  • Bichon Frise named Lincoln
  • Yellow Lab named Henley
  • Beagle named Leo
  • Basset Hound named Jake
  • Yellow Lab named Hope
  • A mutt named Bear or Cub
  • Boston Terrier named Romeo
  • German Shepherd named Karma or Karuna
  • Terrier named Obie
  • Golden Doodle (hybrid of a Poodle and Golden Retriever--“I have one and she’s wonderful, smart and sweet and a non-shedder”) named Bama Obama
  • Rottweiler named Hank
  • Golden doodle named Obamadoodle
  • Mixed breed in need of a home, named Maverick
  • Mixed breed named Barney II

Other suggestions:

  • Shetland
  • Pointer, for its symbolism (“Barack Obama must point this nation in a new direction”) named Hope
  • Poodle
  • All-American “mutt dog”
  • Shepherd/husky mix with one blue eye and one brown eye
  • Pitbull (without lipstick)
  • Corgi (“Hey, if they’re good enough for Our Queen, they should do fine for the First Family”)

Miscellaneous comments:

  • “This is stupid.”
  • “Get a life.”
  • “Any kind they want.”
  • “They should get a cat named Mittens.”


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