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.