With President Bush packing up and moving back to Texas in a few days, the United States will be in serious need of a new First Pet. I have had very little good to say about George W. these past eight years, but I hold no grudge against Barney, his cute little Scottish Terrier. Just as we cannot choose our families, so the dogs cannot choose their owners. Barney, buddy, you are tops with me. Hopefully your human will continue to do better by you than he has done by us.
Barack Obama promised his daughters a new puppy on election night, but since then we have heard little from his transition team on the issue. What kind of dog will Malia and Sasha be bringing to the White House? We have no idea. I do, however, have a suggestion. President Obama could do a lot worse for his little girls than to get them an adorable little Serbian Mountain Hound, preferably the one always munching on a cigar, with the hand of Robert Smigel up his ass.
Behold the glory of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog: