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President Obama, Bo the dog go Christmas shopping in Alexandria
Washington Post ^ | 12/21/2011 | David Nakamura

Posted on 12/21/2011 2:24:56 PM PST by Qbert

His payroll tax cut plan might be stuck in Congress, but President Obama found another way to boost consumer spending Wednesday: He went Christmas shopping.

(KEVIN LAMARQUE - REUTERS)

Obama ducked out of the White House at about 12:45 p.m. for a quick jaunt into Virginia, where he dropped more than $235 in less than an hour.

The excursion began at some big box stores at Potomac Yards in Alexandria. With his wife Michelle and two daughters already vacationing in Hawaii, Obama brought the only remaining member of the family with him: Bo, the Portuguese water dog.

It was a good trip for the nation’s first dog. The first stop was a Pet Smart, where the president purchased a dog bone and a chew toy totalling $41. Bo also was spied by nosy reporters and paparazzi sizing up a brown poodle named “Cinnamon.”

“Okay, Bo, don’t get too personal here,” Obama admonished, clutching Bo’s leash.

The trip came in the middle of what might otherwise have been another tense day for the president, who just before leaving the White House called House Speaker John A. Boehner and implored him to support a two-month extension to the payroll tax that remains in limbo.

Obama has delayed his annual winter vacation in Honolulu, even though his family decamped from D.C. last Friday. He has not said whether he intends to join them for Christmas, but his shopping trip included picking up some gifts for daughters Malia and Sasha.

After Pet Smart, Obama went into into Best Buy, heading to the Wii section and buying a game called “Just Dance 3.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: obama; phony
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For those wondering what the aloof weirdo was up to today.
1 posted on 12/21/2011 2:25:00 PM PST by Qbert
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So who was the “Just Dance 3” bought for?

It’s not going to be much of a surprise now.


2 posted on 12/21/2011 2:26:51 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Qbert

Well, at least Bo is hetero.


3 posted on 12/21/2011 2:26:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Qbert

Dog bone and chew toy for $41.00?

Did he put it on his presidential credit card?


4 posted on 12/21/2011 2:27:39 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Qbert

bisexual Muslim....why isn’t he checking out specials on Mexican machine-guns?


5 posted on 12/21/2011 2:27:49 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Qbert

Don’t tell the Occupy crowd that he shopped at a “box box” store. Those are run by the eeeevil 1%.


6 posted on 12/21/2011 2:29:50 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SandyInSeattle

"So who was the “Just Dance 3” bought for?

It’s not going to be much of a surprise now.

The smartest president ever.

7 posted on 12/21/2011 2:30:35 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Did he buy any solar panels?


8 posted on 12/21/2011 2:32:30 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

9 posted on 12/21/2011 2:32:46 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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The smartest president ever.

According to the professor who came to our office for Black History Month and lectured us ignorant white folk for a solid hour on the sainthood of Obama, he's the most brilliant man ever to draw a breath.

I've boycotted those stupid events ever since.

10 posted on 12/21/2011 2:34:29 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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According to many state laws pets are not allowed in many stores except if they are a guide animal. If Obama took Bo into Best Buy then the law should be all over him. Oh wait, he is above the law..sorry. Not enough coffee.
11 posted on 12/21/2011 2:34:29 PM PST by teacherwoes ("It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society" -Gideon Welles)
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Don’t tell the Occupy crowd that he shopped at a “box box” store.

Now, how did "big box" become "box box"? Did Jim put gremlins in the machinery?

12 posted on 12/21/2011 2:36:32 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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I just realized... photo op. Why else would “nosy reporters and paparazzi” be at Pet Smart?
13 posted on 12/21/2011 2:38:00 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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$235 less $41 = $194. wonder which of his “ladies” gets he gift less than $200?


14 posted on 12/21/2011 2:38:12 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: teacherwoes

Pets are allowed in a number of stores, Petsmart being one.


15 posted on 12/21/2011 2:38:42 PM PST by SuzyQue (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
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To: Qbert

Hmmm....I would have expected him to out source this excursion ....

We’re not a Christian Nation...Dontcha know.


16 posted on 12/21/2011 2:39:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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His payroll tax cut plan might be stuck in Congress

And another thing... "His" payroll tax cut plan? Since when did the abberation the Senate passed magically become "his" plan?

17 posted on 12/21/2011 2:41:19 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Nope.

Just a little bit of Sandy in Seattle ....


18 posted on 12/21/2011 2:41:51 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: teacherwoes

PetSmart encourages you to bring your dog in their stores if it is on a leash.


19 posted on 12/21/2011 2:42:27 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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At least he’s spending his own damn money.


20 posted on 12/21/2011 2:42:33 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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