Lord knows the Obama girls deserve a puppy, maybe a whole litter, as their reward for enduring the miseries of their dad's campaign and mom's frequent absences. (It sounds like they've got a terrific grandma , however, who will be moving to DC with them.)
I trust the family will pick an adorable and politically correct pup. (A beagle would seem especially appropriate, considering that most of them are white and black and brown.)
The White House , after all,??is an easy place to keep a dog. Plenty of backyard, good fences, scads of squirrels, and lots of staff around 24/7. (I suppose even the long-suffering White House gardeners and groundskeepers might have more difficulty with a pony on the South Lawn , though it might make the Obama kids even happier.)
And it will surely be a treat for the country to have two cute youngsters at the White House again after what seems like an awfully long spell with those post-adolescent twins .
Still, being a kid at the White House, for all the superficial glamor and appeal, is not...