The news came down at 6:47 a.m. Flotus is on the South Lawn. [Flotus means First Lady of the United States.] Repeat: Flotus is on the South Lawn, with puppies. PUPPIES, dammit. The Internet MUST know.
And so a tweet issued forth, like a whoosh of puppy breath (or a puppy toot), from one Jennifer Epstein, White House reporter at Politico. She was on the case. She was all over #flotuspuppylawngate. She blasted out the news on Michelle Obama to her 8,000 followers:
.@flotus hosted a Puppy Bowl training camp at the White House
And she included this photo:
Kee-runch — that’s the sound of one of the gears of the Internet slipping just a tad, as people paused to take in Flotus. On the great lawn. With children. And puppies.
There’s not much to add, other than that it seems that Michelle Obama and a bunch of kids had a very nice morning, cavorting with puppies, throwing down Dick Nixon impressions, playing Hangman on that whiteboard in the back there, and in general having the time of their lives.
But as for Puppy Bowl training? Those puppies don’t look ready. Get your camp in order, Flotus.