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Mitt Romney would rather you forget about that time he strapped his dog, Seamus, to the roof of his car. We’ve decided to help him, and behold, a history of presidents, dogs, and the controversies that seem to accompany man’s best friends when the White House gets involved. With photos!

Is Bo Lunch Meat?

President Obama famously admitted in his first memoir that he ate dog meat when he was a child in Indonesia.

Hey, Hey LBJ, How Many Dogs Did You Abuse Today?

Lyndon Johnson owned two beagles — named “Him” and “Her” — and he got in trouble when he was photographed lifting Him up by his ears.

George W. Bush’s Media Attack Dog

Go to the 20-second mark of the above video to watch Barney, George W. Bush’s dog, bite a Reuters TV reporter.

This Dog May Also Have Been A Campaign Finance Violation

But as Nixon said in the so-called 1952 “Checkers” speech, he didn’t care that his American Cocker Spaniel was donated to him, because his kids loved it.

The Hunting Of The President’s … Dog Assassin

Buddy was only four-and-a-half when he died in an accident in 2002. Which means: more anti-Clinton crazy, baseless conspiracy theories!

The Only Things That FDR Feared Were Insults Directed At His Scottish Terrier

While fighting for his presidency: “These Republican leaders have not been content with attacks on me, or my wife or on my sons. . . . [T]hey now include my little dog, Fala, as well!”


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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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