White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, was asked today why Bo, the rambunctious Portuguese Water Dog that was given to the President's daughters by Senator Edward Kennedy and who debuted in the White House April 14, 2009, has not been seen running through the halls of the President's home recently.
Born October 9, 2008 and named Amigo's New Hope, he was approximately six months old when Malia and Sasha first took possession of the black and white pup and renamed him "Bo". Although Bo had been neutered, possibly because he showed more independence than the liberal President desired, he was often seen bouncing around the White House lawn with the President.
Because there are gaping holes in the "transparent" White House Visitor's Log, Press Secretary Carney admitted that it has been difficult to piece together the time of the alleged "dog nap".
Upon further questioning by diligent reporters, the beleagured Carney said that on one of the visits to the White House by South Korean President, Lee Myung-Bak, ostensibly to discuss the nuclear threat posed by North Korea, it was noticed that when Bak left after meeting with President Obama, one of his aids was seen wheeling out a kennel-sized box.
"Whether by coincidence or not," Carney went on, "The next morning the girls reported that Bo failed to greet them by jumping up on their beds and rompng with them. As you know, Koreans consider dogs as part of the food chain. However, it's basically undiplomatic to accuse the President of a sovereign nation of dog-napping".