Obama dog makes critics whine

When we saw the first photos of the new First Dog, Bo, we knew it wouldn’t take long for the haters to come out, fangs bared.

But you said you were going to adopt a dog


Yes, that’s what

President Obama


Bo is a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog, a gift from Senator

Ted Kennedy Malia Sasha Obama


Technically, I think that makes Bo a “rescue.” Or maybe secondhand. I’m not sure.

Yes, it would have been a lovely gesture for the Obamas to have set (yet another) example.

But big-picture here. Bo is going to make two little girls very, very happy. And in the end, that’s what really matters.

And my suggestion to the whiners: Put your money where your mouth is and make a donation to your local animal shelter. Or better yet, rescue one of those cuties yourself.

| Lisa Gutierrez, The Star

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