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Obama’s golden opportunity?

August 19, 2011

Okay staff, we all know we’ve got a problem. The president isn’t as popular as he used to be. His numbers are down, and the Republicans are slinging mud. Anybody got an idea?

Uh, could he save a small child from a burning runaway freight train, Boss?

Hmmmm. Not bad, Lamar, but he’s done that twice already. I think he needs something different this time.

Hey Boss, it’s just a thought, but maybe it’s time to call in Brady?

BRADY! Yes! The incredible image-boosting golden retriever! That’s brilliant! Is Brady available?

Yeah, but you know Brady, he’s still making all those demands.

So he still gets approval of the photo venue, huh? As I recall, he’s partial to rural porches. And I suppose he still gets to stand in front of everybody?

Right, Boss. And we have to fly him First Class.

Sigh.

Oh, and he needs another ticket for Missy Bunny, his stuffed animal.

In Coach?

No, Missy Bunny prefers First Class, too.

Who doesn’t, Lamar? Is there anything MORE we can do for this dog?

Brady wouldn’t say no to a tummy rub and a warm blueberry muffin, Boss…

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President Barack Obama talks to members of the family who owns the Grasshopper antique store, along with their golden retriever Brady, in LeClaire, Iowa, August 16, 2011.

REUTERS photos by Jason Reed

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Brady, you are beautiful. Who are those other people…eh, who cares?

in the last photo, it’s apparent that Brady is the typical very intelligent Golden. He knows that when the gubment comes a knockin’ they’ll try to take anything that’s not nailed down. Brady is obviously saying, “Miss Bunny is MINE” grrrrrrrr

It’s a golden opportunity to join the OE Blog Network!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

Oh no! Bugs! Is that you Bugs? Now the Prez will be known as the guy who got Bugs Bunny too….

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

I’m with Brady. I mean who would say no to a tummy rub and a warm blueberry muffin.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Nosmo, I wouldnt say no to a sprinkled blueberrry muffin and Brady is cutee!!!!!!
See, animals are so much more interesting than humans.. i would def say that Brady is way more interesting than me.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

The only thing that could have made the photo better was if Brady was clutching a stuffed elephant in his jaws instead of a fuzzy wabbit.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive
 

Awww … so cute, that Brady. But what Obama really needs is an attack dog …

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive
 

Oh, No, it’s either Mr. E Fudd or marvin in a dog suit. Got you finally wabbit!

Posted by ming45 | Report as abusive
 

brady; mmm mmm wuff mm murf rrr slobber slober
obamma; not to worry a chicken in every pot and ill only tax you rich folk.!
brady; ruh roh my wabbit is worth millions to me(3rd pic)

Posted by Wheelz2 | Report as abusive
 

I say we let Medo loose on the President and see the results from that!

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/06/02/cutest-bear-on-earth-visits-my- blog/

Baz/Lamar 2012!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

The new Brady Bunch?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

If hijackers and kidnappers were as cute as Brady, nobody would want to be released….

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