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The Dog Question...

IMG_2237.jpgHere's a confession I have to make after watching President elect Obama's first press conference. While I was initially interested to see if he was going to name his cabinet, I was more concerned about two important issues affecting his family. After he fielded one question about receiving a congratulatory message from the President of Iran, Obama responded to a reporter who received his sympathies after she cracked her shoulder while running to watch his victory speech in Grant Park. Here's the questions from the journalist with the bum shoulder: What kind of dog will they be bringing with them to the White House and will the girls be attending private or public school?

News flash! While media is abuzz about the best dogs for the Obama family, it turns out that Malia is allergic to dogs so while the first family elect would love to take in a mutt from a shelter (Obama quipped "just like me") they'll probably have to go with a hypo-allergenic pup. Looks like poodles, yorkies and shih-tzus are going to get a boost. In fact, if the Obama family wants to find the perfect website for non-allergenic dogs, then click here - there are more than a dozen pups to choose from. Personally, I'd love to get a dog too but my hubby is even allergic to non allergic dogs - eventually, I'll solve that problem the old fashioned way - make him get shots!

On a side note, Obama was also asked whether his daughters would attend public or private school in D.C. He answered by saying that Michelle will be scouting schools and they will make a decision after they've investigated their options. If you'd like to check out the full press conference, the visit the NY Times...they were actually live blogging from the event (just like me except I did my live blogging from my den)

So here's my question du jour. What dog should they get and should the girls go public or private?

Posted in: Blog, Role Mommy Confessions on 11/07/2008

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