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Prez Barack Obama -- That Damn TMZ!

4/12/2009 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Obama's dogApparently President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle were trying to keep the whole Presidential dog thing under wraps -- and then we came along...

The White House had offered The Washington Post a "puppy exclusive" when the time came, according to The Washington Post! But last Friday, we got all the details.

-- the pup was coming from a Texas kennel
-- the kennel had sold Senator Ted Kennedy 3 Portuguese Water Dogs in the past, all from the same lineage
-- the dog the Obama's were getting is also from the same lineage as the Kennedy dogs
-- the Obama dog was originally sold to a private owner, who returned it
-- the dog was named Charlie, but the Obamas planned to rename it
-- the dog was going to be "re-homed" to the Obamas from the kennel, and presented to the Obamas by the Kennedy family
-- the reason it's important that the dog was "re-homed" is because the Obamas could not accept the dog as a gift, and re-homing averts the problem.
-- the dog will be officially presented to the Obamas by the Kennedys on Tuesday

So that's what we said Friday. And sure enough, The Post is now saying the dog was renamed Bo, after Bo Diddley.

We got a pic of a pooch that appears to be Bo. Today, The Post ran a pic of the doggie with the Prez, Michelle, Sasha and Malia.

BTW, there are reports that Ted Kennedy gave the puppy to the First Family as a gift -- untrue. It was re-homed by the kennel and the Kennedy family only facilitated the transfer.

So, we didn't break Watergate, but Puppygate -- we're all over it!

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136.

Dan    

150, you're a dumb-a**. Try reading the news once in a while instead of trying to get it from rumors. Check out any news site. Obama green-lighted the mission a day ago, but the special forces were waiting for the best possible moment, where the captain wouldn't be heard.

Here's a few suggestions on some news sites: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC... whatever you want! Then make a point without looking so stupid.

1830 days ago
137.

Dan    

150, you're a dumb-a**. Try reading the news once in a while instead
of trying to pull stuff I imagine out of somewhere. Check out any news site. Obama
green-lighted the mission a day ago, but the special forces were
waiting for the best possible moment, where the captain wouldn't be
harmed.

Here's a few suggestions on some news sites: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC...
whatever you want! Then make a point without looking so stupid. You
embarrass the rest of us Americans.

1830 days ago
138.

Terri    

#158..it was not funny thefirst time

1830 days ago
139.

beachy    

I still bristle at the fact this dog had a home - but was YANKED and "re-homed" to appease Big Ear Barry,

What this arrogant loser won't do. He's lower than low.

1830 days ago
140.

What?    

Get a life, people. The family are enjoying their day and new pet and are oblivious to your hate. Now that real time reality.

1830 days ago
141.

Terri    

# 155 LMAO

1830 days ago
142.

catlady    

OBAMA promised her would adopt a shelter mutt dog-
this choice will not help the plight of shelter dogs b/c now everyone will want a copy of this prez's dog..so the breeders will
breed MORE dogs . This is shameful-no offense to the sweet dog-he deserves a home too, but he originates from a breeder which is bad news

1830 days ago
143.

disappointed again    

Who gives a c.r.a.p. about Obama bin Lyin' and his family anyway. He should have rescued a shelter dog like he promised thousands of Americans he would. If you can't trust him with the little things in life, how can you trust him with the more important things. Once a liar...always a liar.

1830 days ago
144.

hmmm    

159. 150, you're a dumb-a**. Try reading the news once in a while instead of trying to get it from rumors. Check out any news site. Obama green-lighted the mission a day ago, but the special forces were waiting for the best possible moment, where the captain wouldn't be heard.

Here's a few suggestions on some news sites: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC... whatever you want! Then make a point without looking so stupid.


Posted at 9:34PM on Apr 12th 2009 by Dan

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You got most of it right but yes, he "green-lighted" it a FEW days ago - TWICE - ,but they decided to wait for the right minute.

1830 days ago
145.

UGH    

OH HOW COOL. HE ALREADY HAS AN AFRO !!!!

1830 days ago
146.

hmmm    

#150

REALLY....I would love to know how you would feel sitting in a life boat and looking at a Navy ship that's there to help you and you jump for freedom and later you find out NO ORDER WAS GIVEN TO HELP YOU....your hero the big zero was to busy ordering pizza and a dog to care about your sorry ass! Or how would you feel that your hero the zero didn't call your family during the standoff to offer words of support to your family....only after it was over! I just bet you would be singing another tune then....BTW....Thank all the Merchant Marine for all your sorry a** wal-mart crap you have in your hole or your import that you drive....YOUR THE LOSER WHO SUPPPORTS A LOSER!!!!!

Posted at 8:47PM on Apr 12th 2009 by Respect 41 Self

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Are you an Obama supporter because everything you said is 100% opposite of what he did? How can you possibly respect yourself, as your name states, while tearing other people down so viciously? Why attack the President, the Marines, and everyone else? By the way, what do the Marines and Walmart have to do with this? LOL After reading that crap, one would think that you were Captain Phillips himself on drugs, but even Captain Phillips has humbled himself. If anyone has the right to complain it would probably be him.

1830 days ago
147.

Censored News    

Yeah, um, this story is much more interesting than Obama’s brother being barred from UK over alleged sex attack...

1830 days ago
148.

annie    

Why don't they pay more attention to real problems.....like the fact Michelle is pigeon-toed,awkward and can't dress worth a damn ? That woman should not be in any spotlight unless she gets an intervention. And half the time has a horrible smirk on her face.

1830 days ago
149.

UGH    

OSAMA OK'ED THE FORCE AFTER THE DOD PRODDED HIM 2 TIME'S !!!! HE SURE AS HELL IS NOT ANY HEROTHE HERO'S ARE THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR MILITARY THAT KICK THE SOMO'S ASS BIG TIME !!
SOOOOO...QUIT TRYING TO PUT A HALO ON THAT ANUSCOLON SO CALLED "WIMP" OF A PRESIDENT !!!!!!
HE CAN'T EVEN LEAD HIS DOG TO TAKE A S..T !!!!!

1830 days ago
150.

demforever    

You f***ing crazy animal acitivist and republicans. We wouldn't be having such a big issue with animals in homeless shelters if people didn't get more time for putting an animal to sleep then killing a person. The animal rights laws is all twisted. You can get 15 yrs. in prison from fighting a pitbull. But its perfectly fine if a crazy white person goes into some woods where they dont belong and get attacked by a bear then they want to go find the bear and kill it. News broadcast: Wild animals is not called wild for no reason! Leave President Obama along. The man trying to make his kids happy. He showing a good example how men should be with their kids. One person can't make everyone happy.

1830 days ago
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