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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

General Election Campaign Season Goes To The Dogs...... Literally- UPDATE- 'Meals on Wheels' Tweet

By Susan Duclos

Free Dictionary- Verb- 1.go to the dogs - become ruined

Giving a whole new spin on something that "goes to the dogs", the general election campaign season between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama has gone to the dogs... literally.

Democrats have signaled they have every intention of making sure the American people — especially dog-lovers — know the tale. In January, senior Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod tweeted a photo of the president and Bo in a car, with the snide observation: “@davidaxelrod: How loving owners transport their dogs.”

The Romney campaign signaled Tuesday night that they are not about to cede any ground when it comes to a candidate’s odd past with man’s best friend.

And the Obama campaign shot back, with a spokesman suggesting the Romney team was attacking a child, since the Obama act in question took place when he was a kid.

The Daily Caller noted that in President Obama’s best-selling memoir, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” the president recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.

“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),” the president wrote. “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.”

[Update] Too funny to pass up, Twitter quote from hashtag #ObamaDogRecipes:

We are going to call this the ridiculous item for the year, so far..... now back to regularly scheduled political programming.