Dogs, Cats and Other Pets Take Sides in US Presidential Democratic Primary
Thanks to the Guardian.co.uk for this amusing article. BTW, you can check out both the YouTube videos mentioned in the article. The Obama video is at the top of this post and the Clinton video is at the bottom.
Barack's cats and Hillary's dogs battle it out for the White House
Emine Saner The Guardian, Monday May 5 2008
Maybe it is because the Clintons dumped their cat Socks when Bill left the White House that Democrat cats (I resist the strong urge to call them "Democats") are turning out for Barack Obama. A number of felines have demonstrated their support on the Cats for Obama website, often by sitting on a poster or T-shirt, which obviously means they approve of the Illinois senator's strong voting record on animal rights rather than thinking it's a comfy place to take a rest. Why so many cats are coming out in favour of Obama is puzzling pollsters because, known for being selfish and superior, if ever there was a Republican animal, cats would be it.
But while the cats are for Obama, it seems the dogs are coming out for Hillary Clinton, who has a labrador. There is a video on YouTube of a couple of West Highland terriers "howling for Hillary". Though, really, who knows what they're howling for? The indignity of being made to wear caps and Hillary badges? Maybe they're John McCain supporters - he, incidentally, has 22 pets including dogs, turtles and fish.
Obama doesn't have any pets, but that isn't stopping his popularity with them. Also on YouTube is the Pets for Obama video, with dogs "singing" "We're standing for Obama and we're sitting for him too."
Meanwhile, on the Pets for Hillary site, a diverse range from boa constrictors to guinea pigs have pledged their support.