President Obama said in a political speech yesterday that his opponents talk about him as if he were a dog. Well, I want to state here that I do not think the President should be treated like a dog. However, he should take counsel from the Harry Truman quote (which most now say Truman never said): “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Truman did have some dog issues, and probably should have had a dog.
The Obama’s do have a dog, who the President believes has star quality. Things are not going to get any friendlier in Washington the next two months; perhaps President Obama should get better acquainted with the dog, because he may need a friend.
And as Lord Byron (not Truman) said in 1841: “Nobody need want a friend who can get a dog.”