Forget Iran, jobs, taxes. What about Obama’s first dog, er, First Dog?

President-elect Barack Obama met with part of his transition team Friday to talk about the nation’s evolving economic troubles.

But the compelling issue on at least one reporter’s mind was, what about the Obama family’s promised dog?

The about-to-be-first family’s father explained there was a complication because one daughter, Malia, is allergic. And apparently Obama thinks that rules out his professed first choice of a shelter dog.

But the reporter in this video has good news for Obama — and perhaps soon good news for one particular puppy sitting unknown in a shelter somewhere tonight like a canine Cinderella.

(For a video of Obama’s entire first news conference as president-elect, click on the Read more line below.)

— Andrew Malcolm; The Los Angeles Times


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