Jokes fly about President Obama eating dog as a boy

7:14 PM, Apr 18, 2012   |    comments
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By Jeanne Moos

(CNN) - Some meals are really memorable.

And a dog-eating President Obama is probably going to get dog tired of getting mocked for a dish he was served back when he was a little boy.

Now Democrats and Republicans seem to think they have ammunition for the Campaign 2012 Dog Wars.

After all those jokes about Mitt Romney putting his dog in a carrier on the roof of his car, the joke is on President Obama. It's not a man bites dog story, it's a future president eats dog story.

Conservative website The Daily Caller dredged up an old quote from President Obama's memoir, "Dreams from my Father" about his diet as a boy in Indonesia.

"And away from the dinner table I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher) and roasted grasshopper (crunchy)," wrote Obama.

Overnight, #ObamaDogRecipes became a Twitter sensation with recipes such as golden fried retriever, chicken poodle soup, eggs rover easy, and pug chops.

One conservative blogger contributed a four course meal: great Danish, beagle with lox and cream cheese, collie-flower and German shepherd pie.

Gleeful Romney supporters fired off jokes, and even the campaigns got into the act.

Weeks ago top Obama aide David Axelrod tweeted a photo of Bo riding with the president in his limo with the caption "How loving owners transport their dogs."

Now, a Romney advisor has retaliated with a revised caption: "In hindsight, a chilling photo."

It had some commentators in stitches, and Mitt Romney himself commented.

"I think this campaign is gonna ultimately be about jobs not dogs," he said.

Maybe ultimately, but on this day it was a dog-eat-dog campaign.

CNN

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