11/23/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Presidential Pet Picks

My family, including Pasha, Wanda and of course Lucky, are non partisan and non biased to the upcoming election, but after penning my last two books, How to Understand Men Through Their Dogs and How to Understand Women Through Their Cats, I had to ask:

What Do The 2008 Presidential And V.P. Nominees' Pets Say About Them?

The president residents of the White House mostly have been animal enthusiasts, with their much loved bipartisan presidential pet(s) a source of common interest and identification for the American public. Since most people recognize the similarities between people and their pets, I thought I would provide my readers with an inside look at the 2008 Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominees' personalities courtesy of their pets.

Republican Presidential nominee John McCain and his wife Cindy have an entire Congress of pets at home, including 14 dogs, 6 cats, 2 turtles, 14 fish and 1 ferret. This contender is obviously a huge animal enthusiast with a compassionate side, opening his homes to 37 pets. John McCain is very comparable to Sam (possibly as in Uncle Sam) his English Springer. This breed makes for a great hunting companion and loyal family pet. McCain has promised to reform Washington, sniffing out corruption, pork barrel spending, and terrorists, while keeping America safe.

Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama doesn't have a pet, yet! He has promised his two daughters, Shasha and Malia, that after the election they can get a puppy. Because of Obama's daughters' allergies, he will pick a canine with a hypoallergenic coat. A Bichon Frise would be the prefect breed for the Obamas. This breed originated in Europe -- France to be exact -- and we know how Obama is adored in Europe, increasing his foreign policy potential. Not only that, the Bichon Frise is an intelligent and self-assured breed knowing how to inspirationally sway a crowd.

Republican Vice President nominee Sarah Palin has a designer dog, a Pomapoo (half Pomeranian/half Poodle) named Inde (short for Independence). It's safe to say that with the Pomapoo, one doesn't know if they're getting more Pomeranian or Poodle. Pomeranians are charming and self-confident, while Poodles are clever and well-groomed. When Sarah Palin was picked to be John McCain's running mate she wowed everyone at the Republican Convention with her strong presence. Palin might be considered McCain's secret weapon, as he kept her nomination guarded and then strategically launched her career.

Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden rescued a mixed breed cat from the SPCA, that he and his wife Jill named Daisy. The fact that Biden chose to provide a loving home to an animal in need proves that he has a humanitarian and giving nature that bodes well for Americans that might need some assistance, whether socially, economically, or as the result of a natural disaster. Felines by nature are independent thinkers and having Biden on the Democratic ticket might possibly act like catnip and win over the crucial sought after Independent voters (especially cat lovers) that his party deeply desires on upcoming Election Day.