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A couple of days ago, Obama campaign top dog David Axelrod threw in the towel on the dog war.
"I thought it was a little absurd to talk about what the president had done as a 10-year-old boy," he sniffed to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, which is as near as the suddenly sheepish attack dog will ever get to conceding that Barack Obama is the first dog-eating president in the history of the republic.
For those coming late to the feud, the Democrats started it, assiduously promoting accounts of a 1983 Romney vacation to Canada in which the family pooch Seamus rode on the roof of the car. Axelrod and the boys thought they could have some sport with this, and their poodles in the media eagerly played along. The New York columnist Gail Collins alone has referred to it dozens of times.
And then Jim Treacher, the sharp-eyed wag of the Daily Caller, uncovered this passage from Chapter Two of Obama's best-selling but apparently largely unread memoir "Dreams From My Father," in which the author recalls childhood meals with his stepfather Lolo Soetoro:
"I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share."
There followed an Internet storm of "I Ate A Dog (And I Liked It)" gags.
Axelrod, an early tweeter of Romney doggie digs, has now figured out that the subject is no longer profitable for his boss. The dogs he let slip aren't quite that savvy. Jeremy Funk, communications director of "Americans United For Change", is still bulk-emailing links to the dogsagainstromney.com video "Should We Have A President Who Isn't Even Qualified to Adopt a Pet?"
Confronted by the revelation that his preferred candidate only swings by the Humane Society for the all-you-can-eat buffet, Funk huffs that this is "false equivalence." "A 6-year-old with no choice in the matter" is not the same as a grown man choosing to place his dog on the roof of his vehicle. My Canadian compatriot Kate McMillan, a dog breeder, advised Mr. Funk to "try this experiment — sit a normal, American 6-year-old down at a plate and tell him it's dog meat. Watch what happens."
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Was James Carville a better attack dog than Davis Axelrod?
Yes, Carville's "It's the economy stupid" was a classic. Probably will work in 2012 as well.
No, they are both disgusting. Axelrod is just more vicious.
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