I don't have a dog myself, but I do like dogs, and it shocks me that the President could be so casual in writing his book as an adult, reading his book out loud as an adult (he won a Grammy for this), and re-publishing his book as an adult, and yet never apologize for his actions as a child. There are a lot of stuff I did as a kid that I wasn't proud of, and someday when I have someone ghost-write my book for me like Obama did, I'm going to make sure that I take the time to apologize for some of the stuff I wasn't proud of. My one comment about eating man's best friend won't be 'crunchy' like Obama said.
While many liberal bloggers are arguing, perhaps correctly, that Obama should not be held responsible for actions he engaged in as a child, this argument overlooks the fact that he should be held responsible for writing about, publishing, and reading out loud the following statement as an adult many times and never ever apologizing, showing remorse, or feeling bad for it.
All the rage on twitter and memeorandum right now, I first read the story on Jim Treacher's blog:
....Hey, if we’re going to talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago, let’s talk about how presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago. Can you name the author of this quote?One defense that Obama could fall back on is that he never wrote the book in the first place- some people suggest that Bill Ayers, the well-known terrorist and good friend of Obarfo, may have written the book for him, and if this is the case perhaps this whole part was just made up. (FYI: I met Ayers once).
“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”Yep, that’s Barack Obama, writing about his childhood with his stepfather Lolo Soetoro in Indonesia, from Chapter Two of his bestseller Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance...
Although many are treating this story as a joke, it is important that both Republicans and Democrats be treated equal, and Romney has already addressed the situation with his dog, so now I demand that Obama address the situation of him eating his dog.
Obama, apologize for your behavior as a youth and say sorry for eating lassie.
UPDATE: Although this picture isn't accurate (to be accurate Obama would have to be a youth growing up in a foreign nation that eats dog, speaking a foreign language, worshiping a foreign religion, and learning about and accepting foreign beliefs and ideas), it is still a funny picture. Found on Fausta's Blog: