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Posted on Apr 11, 2009 in Barack Obama, DC Life

Obama’s New Dog is Named…


Yes, alas, it’s Obama’s new dog.

From Sunday’s Washington Post.

The little guy is a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog given to the Obama girls as a gift by that Portuguese water dog-lovin’ senator himself, Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. The girls named it Bo — and let it be noted that you learned that here first. Malia and Sasha chose the name, because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because first lady Michelle Obama’s father was nicknamed Diddley, a source said. (Get it? Bo . . . Diddley?)

Bo? I guess it could be worse.

My guesses for some other names that were probably considered, but couldn’t make the cut:

  • Messiah
  • Rush
  • Maverick
  • Rummy
  • Turbo (Tim Geithner’s Pick)
  • Blago
  • Murdock
  • Mary Jane
  • Gimmick (this had to be the close second)

Are there any others that I’ve missed? :)