Pigeon Forge Tennessee - Local dog trainer Cooter Stevens has trained his prize Dalmatian Retriever show dog McCain to bark "Obama".
Cooter is well known in entertainment circles for training his famous Cooter Dogs to do a variety of unusual tricks in their act from tree climbing to log rolling and has performed with them internationally at such prominent events such as the summer Olympics in Atlanta, Le Plus Grande Cabaret De Monde in Paris (topless!) and numerous BBC television executives mental health retreats (also topless!!!) at locations this writer is not at liberty to reveal for free.
Cooter says it is not unusual for some barking to resemble words. "I once had a Blue Tick Coonhound that barked "Boone" during the full moon and I kin sometimes make out a word or two from my wife Doris when she laces into me after cumin home late at night after being out with "da boys."
Ironically McCain first barked "Obama" while laying at his masters feet while Cooter was watching the Presidential Primaries. "Obama was making one of his hope and change speeches, I think it was in Virginia. I knew there was somethun going on right away when McCain saw him for the first time and stood up on point like we wuz duck hunting. Once Obama started a talking then the fur started flying, he knocked over my bowl of Tostitos and lunged at the TV with a loud Obama-Obama-Obama."
"That dog just kept barking and barking Obama-Obama-Obama all night long. Nuthin I could do to console him until a CNN pretty lady announced Obama won the state and then he stopped, just like that."
"Right then and there I knew it. A warm feeling came over me like I wet the bed and I wuz grinning ear to ear, smiling like a butcher's dog."
"After twenty years pushing Cooter's Dogs I was finally going to make it! I was going to be rich beyond my wildest dreams. Nobody would believe it . . . I had a dog that was a Democrat."
The Obama team has since hired Cooter and McCain to warm up crowds at rallies for the presidential candidate by running around, taking turns, barking "Obama".