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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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166.

Thomas    

Barack Obama is bringing from Europe unique presents
Luxury accessories for the America’s First Dog

WOW! All America can see now what will the future presidential dog eat from and where he or she will live. Barack Obama, the president of the USA, is bringing from just finished visit of Europe interesting gifts. Political leaders of European Union prepared for the First American Couple original and witty gifts indeed. On Sunday, Barack and Michelle Obama received in Prague luxury dog bowls and dog bed for their sweet pet that they should be getting on Easter. Special edition of products prepared exclusively for America’s First Dog includes logo that was specially designed for the dog that we all cannot wait to see! The First American Couple seemed evidently excited by receiving these gifts.
The fans of the American Presidential Dog from all around the world can check out the original gifts and the photos of the official ceremony now by clicking on :

www.firstdogbowl.com / www.firstdogbed.com.

1933 days ago
167.

What?    

I am one ignorant dumb behind hick. For 10 generations my family tree has been one straight line.

1933 days ago
168.

Jake    

So "rehoming" is the way to legally accept bribes and other "gifts"? I knew the democrats were bringing "change". "Rehome" me a couple million please. I could use it and that way I won't have to hide it in a freezer.

1933 days ago
169.

What?    

The BO joke has been posted several time. At make some attempt at being original

1933 days ago
170.

Jo    

Much like his other campaign promises, there is a kernel of truth to what he did. He did say he was going to get a hypoallergenic dog, which he did. Unfortunately, he also promised to get a dog from a shelter, which he didn't. Just like everything else he's done - some truth, mostly promises, virtually all lies.

1933 days ago
171.

tlynn    

Some of you people are just miserable & live your lives to complain about what others do & don't, should & shouldn't do! Get a f'n grip already! If the Obama's wanted a certain kind of dog, due to Malia's allergies, that's their business. If my child had allergies, I'd be very careful what she comes into contact with as well. Besides, it's their dog, their choice. I personally, would not get a dog from the shelter. I would rather have a 6 week old pure bred puppy, not some dog someone didn't want. You don't know how those dogs were treated nor does anyone know the lives of these animals in/outside of these shelters. They were brought there for a reason, and although it may be just because people cannot afford to keep them, doesn't mean people should rush out and get them. It's a personal choice and those of you complaining about it, why don't you rescue these dogs since it bothers you so much. Or why don't you find the previous owners & bitch to them about why they gave up their dogs!!! Get a grip people, it's just not that serious. I think the dog is quite cute and have made the girls very happy!

1933 days ago
172.

tlynn    

196. Posted at 7:39AM on Apr 13th 2009 by awfooie

Thanks for reminding all the importance of education! GED's should be against the law!

1933 days ago
173.

Susan    

Cute dog. Since they don't seem to have ever had a dog, I just hope they know what the obligation is. I would hate to see the dog not be a member of the family and just paraded for show. Dogs need their humans. They need to bond. And Bo is a high energy dog. I wonder about the name. The Bo Diddley story seens lame - more likely the real story is the the prez named the dog after himself. B, O. hummmmmmmm...

1933 days ago
174.

deanna    

they where soppose to adopted a homeless dog!!! what happen ?

1933 days ago
175.

that's all    

O doesn't even want a dog. Dogs are unclean in the muslim religion. And his kid looks scared to death of it like he's trying to get her to like the dog. When are they going to learn that you can't force a Kenyan muslim to be an American? And what kind of breed is that? I heard the dogs teeth are all pulled out of its mouth. How sick. O would pick a dog like that.

What a sham. 10 to 1 in 4 years when he leaves the WH they get rid of the dog they were pressured to get.

1933 days ago
176.

MJ fan    

YOU MOTHER F's......this is why Americans cannot be safe anywhere because media such as yourself want to "be the first" in providing the public with news. Maybe not in this instance, but in other sensitive war zone reporting you guys (media) do not take into consideration that military personnel's safety is comprised when you act in this manner. Case in point, the crew members of Maresk speaking of media publishing tactics they were prevy to.

Bunch of fools...

1933 days ago
177.

kim    

WELL OF COURSE THEY HAVE TO SAY THE DOG WAS "RE-HOMED". THIS (THEY THINK) AVOIDS THE BUYING A DOG VERSUS GETTING A RESCUE DOG CONTROVERSY.

ONCE AGAIN THE OBAMA'S LIED AND TWISTED TRUTH BY GETTING A "REHOMED" DOG. AS IF THIS IS SOME KENNEL WHERE THEY KILL THE ANIMALS - PLLLEEAAASSEE. THE DOG IS FROM A DAMN BREEDER AND THE "REHOMING" STORY AINT FOOLIN ANYONE OBAMA LIARS!

1933 days ago
178.

uhHuh    

OH HOW CUTE!! IT'S BLACK & WHITE WITH A FRO!!!!!!! HOW PERFECT!!!!!!!

1933 days ago
179.

fresestofthefresh    

Two words for the prez...DOUCHE BAG!

1933 days ago
180.

fresestofthefresh    

The prez is a DOUCHE BAG!

1933 days ago
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