White House First Dog Barney put his teeth into a White House reporter today and drew blood.
“First dog shows first fangs!”
But wait: If Barney bit a reporter he is only doing what everyone at the White House wants to do, what every Republican wants to do, and what Barack Obama will soon learn: there is nothing like drawing blood from the bood-hungry media.
John McCain: eat your heart out. You owe one to Barney!
Word is that Barack’s kids are looking for a puppy; but the President Elect already has a pit bull: Rahm Emanuel.
Barney told Peace and Freedom he would make a full apology.
Miss Beazley had no comment.
From the Associated Press
It seems President Bush’s dog Barney wasn’t much in the mood for friendly attention during his walk outside the White House on Thursday. So when Reuters reporter Jon Decker reached down to pet the Scottish terrier, the seemingly docile dog snapped at him and bit Decker’s right index finger.
Reporter April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks happened to capture the moment on video.
And, naturally, it soon wound up on YouTube. The video comes to an end with a freeze frame on Barney’s fangs.
Two scrappy mutts…
Barney won’t have to worry about bothersome reporters much longer. The Bush administration ends in 75 days, and the president is headed back to Texas.
Sally McDonough, a spokeswoman for first lady Laura Bush, said of Barney: “I think it was his way of saying he was done with the paparazzi.”
Mrs. Bush asked McDonough to call Decker and make sure he was fine. She reports that Decker “is being a good sport about it all.”
See the video:
From ABC and aprildryan.com
Reuters reporter Jon Decker shows his bandaged finger after he was bitten by President George W. Bush’s dog Barney at the White House in Washington, November 6, 2008.(Larry Downing/Reuters)