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President Mutt


Another item of evidence suggesting the President-elect is a race-obsessed man:

It must be the first time in recorded history that the leader of the Free World has proudly described himself as a “mutt”. At his first press conference as President-elect, Barack Obama sought to project the gravitas that his post requires.

Making his first market-sensitive comments on the economy, the soaring orator read carefully from notes — even keeping his place with his finger like a child. But his amiable good humour eventually won out when a local Chicago reporter asked about his plans for a White House puppy for his daughters, Sasha and Malia.

“This is a major issue,” he said. “It has generated more interest on our website than just about anything. We have two criteria that have to be reconciled. One is that Malia is allergic, so it has to be hypoallergenic. There are a number of breeds that are hypoallergenic. On the other hand, our preference would be to get a shelter dog. But obviously a lot of shelter dogs are mutts — like me.”

He could not escape his first Presidential press conference without deftly reminding everyone of his racial heritage. How is this “turning the page”? Obama chose to end the first sentence in his new chapter of American history with, “and I’m the darkie headed for the White House.”

Pathetic. Where in the current soaring comparisons to FDR do we find President Roosevelt remind the nation that he was a cripple? Isn’t the point of Dr. King’s dream to transcend such superficial qualities? Barry chooses to wallow in his.

Will US allies be heartened to work with a dominant partner who can get his eye off the mirror? Will our enemies take pause before challenging a leader who compares himself to an unwanted dog?

I pray against hope that we are not fated to four years of this mutt yapping about the color of his fur.

ps— And did Barry have to work in one my most irritating phrases? How many hypo-allergenic breeds are there? At least a dozen? Many? I mean, for god’s sake, Barry, help me understand the depth of your struggle!