Archive for Saturday, April 11, 2009

President coy on topic of White House puppy

April 11, 2009


— The White House could soon hear the pitter-patter of padded paws.

More than five months after promising his daughters a new puppy, President Barack Obama hinted Friday that the new first puppy could make his debut at the annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

The dog’s arrival date and breed have been a popular parlor game for White House watchers, with everyone from Barbara Walters and Jay Leno to PETA and the Portuguese Embassy offering advice.

During a “Tonight Show” appearance last month, the president said daughters Malia and Sasha would get their new puppy after he returned from NATO meetings in Europe. With the meetings concluded, first lady Michelle Obama told reporters Thursday that the dog would be coming “soon ... so soon.”

The president went even further Friday after giving a statement on the economy.

“When is the dog coming?” a reporter shouted.

“Oh, man, now, that’s top secret,” Obama said, prompting laughter, according to a White House transcript. “That’s top secret.”


Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 11 months ago

If I were one of his daughters I would be on pins and needles. I hope they get this puppy soon. They have been waiting long enough.

RoeDapple 8 years, 11 months ago

Maybe it's an "Irish" setter..............

Larry McGlinn 8 years, 11 months ago

The Somali pirate matter hasn't been installed on his teleprompter yet!

repaste 8 years, 11 months ago

Funny Nancy, every time I turn on the TV , it's "the Maersk". Sure would be a good plan to tell CNN just what our plan was. Very important for us to know, along with what Sarah is fixing for dinner.

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