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Breaking: First Dog Is "Crazy," Says First Lady

First lady Michelle Obama fields questions at the White House's Take Your Child to Work Day event. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Rich Leiby
Breaking First Dog update: Bo is "crazy," Michelle Obama told a group of children assembled at the White House this morning as part of the annual take-your-children-to-work day.

She revealed that the newly acquired, world-famous puppy "likes to chew on people's feet" and cause commotions. "Oh, he is a crazy dog," she confirmed.

Bo even disturbed the repose of the president and his wife to the degree that they thought someone was outside their bedroom. "It was just Bo. He was playing with his ball."

The mom-in-chief fielded several questions from the kids in the East Room, 160 in all, ranging in age from 7 to 14. It was open to children whose parents work in all levels at the White House, including Secret Service and household staff. Vice President Biden's granddaughter Maisy participated in the event.

It's widely known that kids sometimes ask darnedest things. Some revelations based on their questions:

Does she like cooking for her family?

"I don't miss cooking," Mrs. Obama said.

"Where do I sleep? ... In my room....It's just a bedroom. It doesn't have a particular name."

If a major disaster happened, what would she do?

"Well, first of all I'd wake my husband up if it were at night. And I'd tell him, hey, buddy, you're the President, get down to the Oval Office and call some leaders. You know, that's the beauty of my job."

What's the best thing about being first lady? Almost everything, she told the kids. "I have some problems that I have to deal with, but I get to do the fun stuff."

Was there a worst part? That took some thinking.

"Maybe it's running on the treadmill," she said.

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By Web Politics Editor  |  April 23, 2009; 1:22 PM ET
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FYI, the incipient coup attempt has been exposed and is being neutralized.

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 23, 2009 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Pretty arrogant of Michele, as American families are hitting soup kitchens and food bank lines over her personal idiot's plans.
Is there no shame with these people?

POTUS BIDEN and his working spouse would grace the Whitehouse and oval offices , instead of this of disgrace it.

Posted by: dottydo | April 23, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Michelle has got to get use to the Dog. This is probably her first dog. And she is being honest.

I can guaranteed you that she and the family will eventually fall in Love with BO.

Posted by: maymhwmariah | April 23, 2009 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Somebody needs to tell the Washington Post a thing or two about news......
Intelligent readers don't give a fat happy damn about Obama's dog. He's screwing this country up at record speeds and the media wants to distract our attention from what he's doing? GET REAL!

Posted by: TexRancher | April 23, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

How people feels about animals tells a lot about them. Michelle is the one who is "crazy" to be talking to children that way about a puppy.

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | April 23, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Michelle Obama is a real sweetheart. Bo sounds like a trip.

Posted by: MadAsHell3 | April 23, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse


The dog's behavior could be indicative of an anomaly in the environment.

The White House should be constantly monitored by an independent entity for the presence of both continuous and pulsed-beam electromagnetic radiation (EMF). The presence of microwave radiation is known to be capable of causing adverse health effects; some animals may display ill-tempered behavior in the presence of EMF.

OR (if links are corrupted):

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 23, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

It seems as if the children in the room with Mrs. Obama came come up with better questions and comments than the idiots on below me.

Posted by: TheDiplomat | April 23, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

This is news? Did Bo or Dumbo poop today? Did they bag it or do a faux scoop?

Posted by: Bubbette1 | April 23, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Will Bo be sent back? Maybe the "crazy" talk is a cooked up pretext for replacing Bo with a true shelter dog?

Posted by: parkerfl1 | April 23, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

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