The White House never seems to have a shortage of pets and throughout history the pets have received a great deal of press coverage. The current White House website features biographies of President Bush's pets, and when President Clinton's dog Buddy died in 2002 the media covered the death as though the animal were a human family member.
What kind of dog will Obama pick?
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