WASHINGTON (AP) - It's Bo-mania day at the White House.
President Barack Obama is well aware of the massive
international interest in the new pooch -- promised to his young
daughters the night of his history-making election.
The First Family's new dog is making his official debut today
and the White House has arranged a picture-taking session for the
6-month-old Portuguese water dog, along with the entire Obama
Reminded that the last White House dog, Barney, once bit a
reporter, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs suggested folks might want
to keep their distance.
The thousands of children and their parents who jammed the White
House for yesterday's Easter Egg Roll were disappointed Bo didn't
debut then. But Gibbs says all those screaming kids would have been
a bit much for the pooch to deal with.
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