First Dog’s Separate Flight to Maine Explained

Posted on July 18, 2010


First dog Bo captured as many headlines as the First Family as they vacationed in Maine.  He was flown there on a separate jet.  One news source put out its post and then added the following disclaimer.  It must be the first time in American history that a dog needed to have one but these are touchy- I mean tough times and there can be only one first dog in the dog house at 1600 PA Ave.  The Prez is off the hook for this one:

Clarification: Today’s story about the arrival of the Obamas said the Obama’s dog and one aide arrived on a small jet before the First Family, but there were other occupants on the plane, including several other staffers. The presidential party took two small jets to the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton because the airport was too small to accommodate the president’s usual jet. [onlinesentinel.com]

Disclaimer notwithstanding, it does not deflect from the issue sufficiently to avoid some sticky questions.  What aides do you select to fly with the First Dog?  Does it say anything about his/her position in the Administration?  Why wasn’t someone bumped from the President’s plane?  OR, is Bo sent separately for the same reason William and Harry don’t fly together:  the succession.

For all we know, the law of the land was tweaked in the middle of the night on a weekend (the time the Obama Administration and Congress push through their legislation), and Bo now  succeeds Obama. I hope Biden doesn’t slip up and say something like, “well, Nancy Pelosi doggedly followed up and pushed through that legislation.”

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