The POTUS Express

December 22, 2009

Obama spread a little holiday cheer with a visit to the Boys and Girls Club in northeast DC, where he read “The Polar Express” and shared a basket of cookies with the kids.  He also took the opportunity to chat about the meaning of Christmas.  Although the cookies don’t exactly fall in line with FLOTUS’ children’s nutrition work, can you blame POTUS for handing out Bo-shaped cookies?

I was up baking these all night! (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama expressed surprised at the technologically advanced gifts the kids were hoping for.  His response to hopes for Playstations and cell phones?  “Whatever happened to like, asking for a bike?”


Bo and I are surrounded!

October 22, 2009

Our POTUS granted an interview with NBC yesterday, and spoke at length about the role of women and the sacrifices they must make.  He talked about Michelle, in particular, balancing work and family, and how he had to work through his “obtuseness” regarding the relative burdens of having a family, especially in a household full of women.   *Sigh*  If only all men were so introspective!

As the interview points out, Obama won the female vote during the presidential election, and one of this first acts as president was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

Did Nancy note get the "women wear red" memo? (AP/Ron Edmonds)

Did Nancy not get the "women wear red" memo? (AP/Ron Edmonds)

POTUS defended himself against accusations about his recent “sexist” all-men basketball game, responding, “I think this is bunk.”

"Fine, I'll invite Hillary to play next time." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

"Fine, I'll invite Hillary to play next time." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Happy Bo-day!

October 10, 2009

Our favorite first pet celebrated his first birthday yesterday (and certainly wasn’t overlooked by POTUS and family, despite all the excitement over the Nobel Peace Prize).  Here are some of BOL’s favorite first dog moments!

Wanna be my running mate for 2012? (Courtesy of White House Photographer Pete Souza)

Wanna be my running mate for 2012? (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Joe Biden's got nothing on you Bo! (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Joe Biden's got nothing on you Bo! (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

You LIE, Bo! (photo from REUTERS/Mike Theiler)

You LIE, Bo! (photo from REUTERS/Mike Theiler)

Mr. President, I, too have some thoughts on healthcare. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Mr. President, I, too have some thoughts on healthcare. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Sur-PRIZED!

October 9, 2009

President Obama said he was “surprised and deeply humbled” by the Nobel Committee’s decision to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. But of course, he’s keeping things in perspective.

According to the Huffington Post, POTUS said that after he received the news, [his] “daughter Malia walked in and said, ‘Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo’s birthday.’ And then Sasha added, `Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up.’ So it’s — it’s good to have kids to keep things in perspective.” Just another day in the White House!


White House Kennel Club Dog Show?

May 12, 2009

From Obama’s recent dig about Biden being his new warm, cuddly, loyal, and enthusiastic addition to the White House to Biden’s jab at poor innocent Bo, it’s a veritable mutt-palooza at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

During a recent trip to a Syracuse,  NY elementary school, Biden  praised Champ, his 5 month old German Shephard: “My dog is smarter than Bo, his dog.”  Biden’s trash talk begins 8:30 minutes in to this clip.

(On a non-doggie related note, Biden touchingly referenced his first wife, Neilia Hunter Biden, in the course of his conversation with the students.) 

No two ways about it, Champ is a heartbreaker (AP Photo/Brown Family)

No two ways about it, Champ is a heartbreaker (AP Photo/Brown Family)

Just like overzealous parents competing to have the smartest kids, dog owners can also indulge in proving their doggie’s superior intelligence. Perhaps the POTUS and his Veep can go head to head via PoochIQ.com or join Pet-Mensa.

Let the Doggie Throwdown begin!


Friends Fur-ever

April 21, 2009

You knew it wouldn’t be long until you, yes YOU, could get your very own Portuguese Water Dog.  At just $6.99 a pop, Ty Beanie Babies will provide  you the love, companionship, and loyalty the Obama family is now enjoying.  Ty has been hitching their wagon to the Obama star for awhile now, perhaps in hopes of recapturing their popularity from the mid-1990s.  Will Bo do the trick?  Wait and see…

More cuddle, less scooping

More cuddle, less scooping


FDOTUS Meets the Press

April 14, 2009
Wearing his signature tuxedo for the press corps debut (Reuters Pictures)
Wearing his signature tuxedo for the press corps debut (Larry Downing/Reuters Pictures)

It was a big day for the little guy! The Obama’s officially introducted Bo to the White House Press Corps today and kindly posted video and pictures to the whitehouse.gov blog. Looks like the Obamas are going to have their hands full. Michelle Obama stated that they will take turns walking him, which should be no problem considering they have 18 acres of land to run around on. Here are some great pics of the family showing Bo around the south lawn.  As the saying goes, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

He's got star quality. (Getty Images)

He's got star quality. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Best First Friends Forever! (Getty Images)

Best First Friends Forever! (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)