Skip to comments.Speaking of dogs, and the USSS, anyone remember "Buddy", the late, unlamented, First Dog?
Posted on 04/18/2012 2:44:14 PM PDT by ken5050
A "Report from Chappaqua" flashback:
As more details about the Secret Service escapades in Columbia come to light, and as the campaigns trade insults about how the candidates treat dogs..."Your guy abused his pet".."yeah, but your guy ate his.." it's time to turn back the clock, and remember when Democrats, their dogs, and the USSS first collided in the media.
And after numerous polls, they settled on a Labrador retreiver, a sweet, gentle breed, beloved by most, and among the most popular breeds.. and thus, Buddy, the First Dog, appeared.
There were some cute WH photo ops in the beginning, but Buddy soon faded into the background...and was likely ignored by the Clintons.
When they left the WH, they took Buddy, ( along with most of the WH silver and china) and moved to the bucolic little hamlet of Chappaqua, NY..a carefully chosen surburban setting from which Hillary launched her successful campaign for the Senate.
The "Chappaqua casa Clinton" was extensively modified ( at taxpayer's expense) to provide the necessary security for the Clintons. The entire house was surrounded by a very high security fence ( rumored to be reinforced with kevlar) and gated. It was turned into a high security compound, guarded round the clock by USSS agents.
And yet, somehow, someway, poor old Buddy managed to escape, in broad daylight one afternoon..through the gate, and under the assumingly watchful eyes of the USSS, and scamper down Old House Lane, and into traffic on Rte 117, the main road through town, when he met his demise.
Some have surmised that Buddy just couldn't take it anymore, that he just had to get away...
Buddy was hit by a young girl, who had just recently received her license, ( and she'd taken, and passed, Driver's Ed) and was driving the family's SUV, (yes...the SUV did it!!)
Alas, poor Buddy, we knew him not!!
Buddy was soon replaced by Seamus, another Irish setter, but this time a "chocolate" one.( obviously chosen to appeal to a key Democrat demographic)
Seamus, as far as we know, is still with us, though can anyone recall the last time he's appeared in public with eiher Clinton......Ah, the fate of the lonely, forelorn, discarded pooch prop.
Buddy, sadly, died, but at least he was cremated, and not barbequed for an appetizer.
To my knowledge, ( and I was living around the corner from the Clintons back then,) not one member of the USS detail was recalled, or disciplined.
FYI..”the more things change.......”
The Secret Service would take Buddy for walks on the North Lawn. One time a tennis ball they were playing fetch with Buddy went through the fence. A tourist tossed it back. I've got some nice photos somewhere of a forlorn Buddy at the fence waiting for the ball to be tossed back over the fence.
BTW, poor Buddy's last words were reported to be, "Ruff, Charles Ruff."
I'm surprised that tourist wasn't instantly tackled, tasered, ASPed, cuffed, MACEd, wrapped in Kevlar, wrapped in Kynar, the resulting capsule sprayed with disinfectant and then dropped into a slot beside one of the Secret Service guardhouses.
A buddy of mine is in the secret service and was there the day buddy died. His partner gave buddy mouth to mouth
Buddy was not the first Clinton dog. They had a cocker spaniel when living in the Ark governor’s mansion. He escaped also and was hit by a car.
Don’t forget Socks, the cat. The Clintons gave him to the secretary when they left the White House. Didn’t need a feline prop any more.
I’m not surprised. Buddy was a very likeable dog.
OHH he was lonely I think Bush 43 treat his dogs better than Clinton
In looking up Nixon's 1969+ dog (3 of them), I came across that apparently Van Buren had been given a pair of tiger cubs by the Sultan of Oman. Tiger meat being something Lolo [Soetori] was on the lookout for.
As for Buddy, were the Clintons that cheap as to not keep the old tennis balls for the dog, but write them off on their taxes (even though I'm sure the taxpayers picked up the cost...) along with the used shower curtains and underwear?
they gave away the cat Socks to Clintons secretary.
And so it is with a dog. He has never owned one, nor has his family. Now, he has scummy liberal advisers whispering in his ears "Mr. President...the American people like dogs, they like pets. You need to get one to seem like an American. It will gain you a few points of approval in any situation...the dog is a great prop getting on and off Marine One. Even though you aren't really a Christian, during the holidays, you can deflect reporters with the dog..."
And so on.
Look at the scummy Clintons with their dog.
Most people don't know that only the week before his, er..."accident" where the dog ostensibly wandered in front of a car while supposedly on a chain and surrounded by Secret Service personnel, Buddy was preparing to levy a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Clintons.
Captured on film was the former IMPOTUS caught in the act of what he likes best, and the First Lady is in a compromising posture which seems to be forcing the act.
Sadly, the public is unaware of these circumstances.
Heh, forgot to explain that post was copied from the time the Obamas started looking for a dog.
He's dead Ken, as is his namesake who made the "Crickets" famous........
I absolutely LOVED Barney. That dog had character, and showed it by biting a liberal reporter.
I love it.
Funny. Democrats attack Romney for putting a dog on the roof, and it turns out Obama ate dog.
I suspect the hidden point of the Romney dog story was that the Romney's dog was named Shamus, presumably after an Irishman, and in very Irish Massachusetts this wouldn't go down well.
Now it turns out Clinton gave his dog the same name with an even more Irish spelling, Seamus.
but this time a "chocolate" one. ( obviously chosen to appeal to a key Democrat demographic)
That you could probably have left out.
LOL! The other dog looks like it’s thinking “That looks really painful. And I’m next!”
I was just thinking of that incident! HIM and HER. When Johnson got another dog for one that died, he named it Ho CHI HIM.
Libs went berzerk.
OHHH that look so patheric LOL!
OHHH that look so patheric LOL!
OHHH that look so patheric LOL!
Good stuff, ken.
And after numerous polls, they settled on a Labrador retreiver, .....Buddy was soon replaced by Seamus, another Irish setter, but this time a “chocolate” one......What the F!!!! does this mean? We have no command of English or common sense? (sigh) Take your pick.
OHH he was lonely I think Bush 43 treat his dogs better than Clinton...At least he gave them a camera.
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