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(Some Guy)   Richard Nixon had his Checkers speech, Harry Truman had his 'get a dog' adage and Dusty the dog got banned from State Parliament despite not doing a doo-doo. Why yes, it is International Dogs In Politics Day   (indaily.com.au) divider line
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2020-09-23 10:04:55 AM  
FTA: Bignell said Dusty was popular with MPs on "both sides of the House" - a living embodiment of the adage often attributed to Harry Truman: "If you want a friend in politics, get a dog." Although, he adds, "Harry Truman didn't actually say it because he didn't like dogs".

That doesn't disprove it; Truman also wasn't wild about having friends, either.
 
2020-09-23 11:05:57 AM  
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2020-09-23 12:28:47 PM  

edmo: [Fark user image image 500x398]


Nope, trump is the pet
 
2020-09-23 12:52:05 PM  
There's another thread about FDR's Fala speech, just to add to the list.
 
2020-09-23 1:21:57 PM  
Abe Lincoln was going to eat a dog on Christmas but decided against it when he saw how much it meant to Todd.
 
2020-09-23 1:22:14 PM  

edmo: [Fark user image 500x398]


Where's Blanche?
 
2020-09-23 1:23:46 PM  
Trump will never have a dog. They react to him the same way they do to a Terminator.
 
2020-09-23 1:24:28 PM  
TIL that John Adam's had a dog named Satan.
 
2020-09-23 1:25:15 PM  

baka-san: edmo: [Fark user image image 500x398]

Nope, trump is the pet


Trump got control of the RNC's entire budget. I would beg to differ.

There are people with more power, but Trump is fleecing the sheep stupid enough to trust him right now.
 
2020-09-23 1:25:23 PM  
I also call autocorrect Satan.
 
2020-09-23 1:25:58 PM  

etoof: Trump will never have a dog. They react to him the same way they do to a Terminator.


To be fair, plants wither in his presence and flying creatures fall from the sky too. He basically exudes demoniac taint. Like a fat orange Tiefling.
 
2020-09-23 1:27:04 PM  
And then they made checkers in to this lovely cost. A good Republican coat.
 
2020-09-23 1:28:18 PM  

etoof: Trump will never have a dog. They react to him the same way they do to a Terminator.


Dogs are good judges of character. So are eagles, actually.

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2020-09-23 1:28:29 PM  

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You're welcome
 
2020-09-23 1:30:17 PM  
Trump and a few of his emotional support assholes, since he doesn't have normal pets.
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2020-09-23 1:31:12 PM  
Speaking of Lindsay Graham, I see he is running neck and neck with Jamie Harrison.

/do us proud, South Carolina
 
2020-09-23 1:36:01 PM  

Spartapuss: TIL that John Adam's had a dog named Satan.


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2020-09-23 1:38:51 PM  
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2020-09-23 1:41:01 PM  
I was wondering why Nixon had an affinity for a regional fast food chain.
 
2020-09-23 1:43:37 PM  

baka-san: edmo: [Fark user image image 500x398]

Nope, trump is the pet


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Seriously. I don't trust people that don't like dogs. I don't think a dog would like Trump.
 
2020-09-23 1:45:06 PM  
Let's face it, given how Trump has staffed his administration, if he had a dog, it would be this dog.
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That's the opposite of best friend.
 
2020-09-23 1:46:06 PM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: And then they made checkers in to this lovely cost. A good Republican coat.


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2020-09-23 1:47:34 PM  
Not a President. Not a dog.
Still a picture.
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2020-09-23 1:58:40 PM  

etoof: Trump will never have a dog. They react to him the same way they do to a Terminator.


...and somehow Trump, having a greater kill count than any Terminator, manages to do it with negative levels of badass (not to be confused with his "bad-ass" when he forgets to wear depends during his gold outing)

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2020-09-23 2:28:13 PM  

gunga galunga: Speaking of Lindsay Graham, I see he is running neck and neck with Jamie Harrison.


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So, Graham is ahead?
 
2020-09-23 2:56:05 PM  

dstanley: There's another thread about FDR's Fala speech, just to add to the list.


FDR Fala Campaign Speech 1944
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2020-09-23 3:07:36 PM  

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Who was it that trained their dog to urinate on a picture of Nixon? I want to say Dorothy Parker but she died in 67.
 
2020-09-23 3:33:44 PM  
Wish we had a good president with a good doggie like this. And I'm not even a dog person.
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/RIP good doggo
 
2020-09-23 3:56:59 PM  

Spartapuss: TIL that John Adam's had a dog named Satan.


Get thee behind me, Satan!

good boy!
 
2020-09-23 4:02:34 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Not a President. Not a dog.
Still a picture.
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WTF is this thing? And I mean the thing on the head of the human?
 
2020-09-23 6:05:55 PM  

awruk!: Purple_Urkle: Not a President. Not a dog.
Still a picture.
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WTF is this thing? And I mean the thing on the head of the human?


Bearcat
 
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