But Obama has fulfilled the promise. The White House announced Sunday that the Obamas are adopting Bo, a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog.
The dog is a gift from Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Portie owner, which means that Bo comes, in the words of Howard Dean, from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. According to exhaustive reporting by the
, we also know
details of the dog's conception
, such as the fact that the kennel owner sipped a Budweiser while Bo's parents mated.
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