Twitter figuratively exploded last night in response to the MSM’s continued fascination with Mitt Romney strapping his dog to the roof of his car when this quote form Obama’s “Dreams From my Father” was blogged last night by Jim Treacher at the Caller:
“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”
Now, I’m sure the Left will call this racism eventually. Josh Marshall form TPM gave it a shot:
Come, on now. I respect Muslims and Muslims don’t eat dogs. Why is Josh so insensitive? Maybe this finally proves the president is a Christian? And I don’t think the dog ate his birth certificate . . .
A few of my tweets on the subject:
Jim Geraghty with a classic:
Maybe the best was when ABC’s Jake Tapper and Dana Perino jumped in. First Jake:
Dana then goes on to explain the fun that went on last night, and she’s spot on:
Keep in mind that the Obama White House has been pushing the president’s relationship with Bo as a contrast to Mitt’s “cruelty” to Seamus. For example, Romney strategist Eric Fehrstrom RT’d this David Axelrod post:
And then just a few days ago, the Obama 2012 put this page up to welcome Bo’s 3rd anniversary as the first-dog.
Sorry Team Obama, but you guys brought this on yourself.
And just to finish up, this just proves that the old adage still holds: If you want a friend (over for dinner) in D.C., buy a dog.