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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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91.

What?    

#100, are you on crack, meth or not taking your psychotropic meds? WTH are you rambling about? Take another hit and chill. Too much unrelated events to make sense of it.

1986 days ago
92.

What?    

Josh isn't man enough to admit wrong. Wusp

1986 days ago
93.

trix    

Can't our president afford to buy his own dog? Why bother being so sneaky? Some people in this country go to bed hungry and our president has to scam a free dog. And of course Ted Kennedy is involved. This is like a bad episode of the Sopranos.

1986 days ago
94.

Lauren    

Naming a dog Bo isn't such a hot idea. It rhymes with no and it tends to confuse the dog.

1986 days ago
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kathy    

i dont care one bit about the darn dog. no more than i care about michele's stupid garden (is she the only one in the world to have a garden?), michele's arms (again she is not the only toned woman in the country), the girls' interest in the jonas brothers, or anything else about them. he's not lincoln, she's not jackie kennedy (not by a long shot), and ya know what? he ain't black. he's half black. so all you who put him on this rediculous pedastal JUST because he's african american, remember that. he's a man, she's a woman, and the girls are just kids. no more, no less. they hunger to hang with celebrities and are attention hogs. if they wanted to they could have 20 dogs and adopt them all from shelters. it's not like they clean up the dog mess themselves or struggle to feed them like so many now. of course ,then we'd have to hear all about that great sacrifice too! people, get over them and maybe they'll get over themselves! .

1986 days ago
96.

What?    

gunnyrac = kathy

1986 days ago
97.

Daisy    

Hey Becky, you are the cattle hon, not me. When I say cattle, I REFER to the likes of you. You and the rest of the cattle bought his crap about getting "a mutt like him" if he gets elected. Now that he's elected, he show us the limousine ultra liberal he is. Notice they talk about rescuing rescue dogs but instead they troll around hollywood with their trophy breeds. Back to your newfound god, he goes abroad and pisses all over the USA and you call yourself a responsible adult for electing this thing.

1986 days ago
98.

awfooie    

plantin a garden, flyin people in from St.Louis to cook pizza. A captin bein held hostage in a boat, Unimployment, Givin our tax monney to the rich, gettin a dog for the kids. And the media can"t even tell which is the most important. Oh well, most of the media is run by Democrats. Does this mean the Democrats are ready to kick back, relax and let the country go to the dogs?

1986 days ago
99.

Mariah    

Grow up, rick. You take a couple instances from the Iraq war and now all of a sudden the US military tortures people standardly? You must be European.

1986 days ago
100.

What?    

Hearing Voices Aka Voice of Reason,

The girls probably looked at pictures of dog they would like, which would have to limited to the ones that would not present a health problem to Malia. I don't think a reasonable person would spend too much time trying to rationanize his decison or turn this into a political issue. Regarding him "pissing" the rest of the world off, I think you have your presidents mixed up. Bush had shoes thrown at him and other foreign leaders refused to shake his hand. The rest of us saw foreign leaders and the world welcoming President Obama. Yes, I and many other responsible adults voted for him as evidence that he is president. You need not response again, as if I want to enter into the twilight zone. I'll turn on the TV.

1986 days ago
101.

MadeinUSA    

101. "1. I knew Obama would get a GIRLY dog...he can't can't even stand down 4 somolians in a rowboat.

Posted at 10:45AM on Apr 12th 2009 by Josh"

Wanta rethink your comment, Josh. 3 of the 4 are now dead; the 4th is in custody.



Posted at 5:10PM on Apr 12th 2009 by FrankieStage
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Hey moron, it took Ubama 5 days to change his mind in the Navy asking to take them out on day one, Five days, just imagine of if it was a nuke missile on the way to the USA.

He did nothing as he was too busy looking for a high priced dog for the rug rats of his and then we all paid via our taxes Saturday his black trash kids wanted pizza so Ubama ordered a ton of pizza from a place in St Louis and we paid not only for all that but the round trip airfare the pizza house to deliver them !

Check the news, it's there, this fricker is having one big ass party and since in office has SPENT 1 billion dollars an hour of our money.
Yes we know your on food stamps so you paid nothing but us hard working people cannot afford feeding his punk kids and we hear the dog can only eat steak.

1986 days ago
102.

hmmm    

81. As a taxpaying American, I pay Obama's salary. Anyone who pays his salary has a right to complain about any horrible behavior. Getting a dog from a breeder is HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!

Posted at 3:05PM on Apr 12th 2009 by Animal Love

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LMAO Are you a comedian?

1986 days ago
103.

Mariah    

Besides destroying a Quran (or however you spell it, Koran) and stripping men down and waterboarding is hardly torture. So they gag or feel like they are drowning big a$$ deal. If they weren't out there raping their own women, beheading captives, and slaughtering their countrymen and women by the thousands none of this would have been necessary. The American military is the best in the world. Yes, we get some bad apples, just like any profession: pedophile priests, pedophile teachers, rogue cops, incompetent doctors sometimes but the good people far outweigh the bad. Liberals just like to uphold the negative for some godforsaken reason. Forget that because of Bush most of Iraq is relatively peaceful now. I say relatively of course. I am not a huge fan of Bush for what happened with the economy but damm, I sure as hell felt safer on the foreign policy front, that's for damm sure.

1986 days ago
104.

Linda Mott    

They have the right to get any dog they want. One of the girls is allergic to most dog furs, so this is a very good choice. The other choice is a poodle. I like this one better. He is a pro choice President, so this is just another choice.

1986 days ago
105.

hmmm    

Hey moron, it took Ubama 5 days to change his mind in the Navy asking to take them out on day one, Five days, just imagine of if it was a nuke missile on the way to the USA.

He did nothing as he was too busy looking for a high priced dog for the rug rats of his and then we all paid via our taxes Saturday his black trash kids wanted pizza so Ubama ordered a ton of pizza from a place in St Louis and we paid not only for all that but the round trip airfare the pizza house to deliver them !

Check the news, it's there, this fricker is having one big ass party and since in office has SPENT 1 billion dollars an hour of our money.
Yes we know your on food stamps so you paid nothing but us hard working people cannot afford feeding his punk kids and we hear the dog can only eat steak.


Posted at 6:26PM on Apr 12th 2009 by MadeinUSA

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You lying idiot! Everything you just said is complete garbage especially the part about the pirate incident. Even FOX complimented him.

1986 days ago
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