27 September 2008

Political Pup

So as I have mentioned, Doughboy is spending the weekend with us, while his family travels out of town for a family wedding.

Last night, we headed out for our evening walk, about 8:00 p.m. As we were heading north, I could hear what s0unded like people yelling something as we got closer to Walnut Street. Then I remembered, that (for whatever reason), Sarah Palin was going to be making an appearance at a fundraiser at the Irish Pub prior to the start of the presidential debate.

(This is puzzling. First of all, because the Irish Pub is neither really Irish, nor really a pub. (Discuss.) And second of all, Center City Philadelphia is not exactly a hotbed of Republicanism. Not to mention that a lot of college students hang out at the Irish Pub on Friday nights, and she was messing up with their evening plans. But I digress.)

In any event, by the time we got to Walnut Street, there was a large crowd, consisting of people of all ages, races, sizes, genders, etc., protesting Palin's appearance. Doughboy found this very interesting, and managed to poke his nose through the crowd, so we were pretty close to the front (one woman said, "Well, of course he can come up here!").

The crowd chanted "Obama" a few times, but then they started chanting "Sarah go home!" All of a sudden, in the exact same tone and cadence, Doughboy started going "woof woof woof," and didn't stop until the crowd did. They started again, and he started again. It was really pretty funny. After about five minutes, we started to head home, and as we were walking down the next street, the crowd started again. Doughboy then did that kind of under-the-breath "woof" that dogs do, once again in perfect cadence, until they stopped chanting.

It would appear then, that Doughboy is a Democrat.

"My name is Doughboy, and I approve this message."

18 comments:

Chris said...

Go, Doughboy! Woof woof woof!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Too funny! Freedom of speach in action :)

april said...

best.story.ever!!

sprite said...

Love it!

Jeanne said...

Too funny!

dmaxi said...

Give that dog a vote!

handeyecrafts said...

You go, Doughboy!! Have you ever considered runnign for office yourself??

Quilting Mama said...

Yeah Doughboy! Good thing Palin was inside, who knows what she would have thought about a big black beast barking at her. I'd bet her gun would be at hand and quick because she would think it's a bear on a city street.

Dave said...

Too funny! When he starts carrying placards, let us know. :-)

Lorraine said...

Bridget- That's one patriotic dog!

Amanda said...

This is amazing! I knew that he was a good boy. Cyrus is just sorry that he missed this event. Plus, I've always hated the Irish Pub, so it makes so much sense that Sarah Palin would be there.

Marji said...

Goooooood Doggie!

Anonymous said...

We LOVED this story!
I've enjoyed relaying it to anyone who will listen!
Most people feel that Doughboy would have been a better choice for VP.

Karen and Seb

The captioned photo is too good!

Ann said...

Rock on Doughboy! Silence=Death. Bark on my friend!

Amanda P. said...

WHoo hoo!!! Good job Dough!!! I knew I loved that dog!!

Tracy said...

HOORAY for Doughboy!! Dems all the way!! That is one patriotic pooch, Bridget! I've tried get our cat to wear an Obama pin on his collar...easier with dogs, I think ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Brigitte said...

Yay Doughboy! Even us Canadians approve of your choice! You are one smart puppy.

Brenda said...

What good dog!