US President and “love” for animals

US President and “love” for animals

US President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) once gave “advice” to the presidents after him: “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

However, dogs are not only a trusted friend of American presidents, but they also help their owners win the sympathy of the people. Americans are famous for their love of animals, about 2/3 of American families have an animal in their home. Most of the 20 candidates running for president in 2008 in the US have pets in their homes.

The opportunity after President Bush’s withdrawal that the White House will still be free of barking dogs is huge. Among livestock, dogs are the most popular animals among US presidential candidates and this is also very consistent with the preferences of American voters.

The two leading Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Republican candidate John McCain, are all dog owners. If the above factor has a decisive effect on the election result, then

Mr. John McCain is the person with the most potential to win the election. This Arizona governor currently has, in addition to two dogs, a cat, two turtles, a black ferret, three Hong Kong parrots and 13 ornamental fish.

Democratic candidate Barack Obama is a promising presidential candidate. Although he is an “animal lover”, he has promised his two daughters that if he gets to the White House, he will give them animals. she is a puppy.

Mr. Chris Dodd, a Democratic senator from Connecticut, also wishes to have a dog in the house, but so far he has not been able to fulfill his dream because his family members are allergic to dog hair. Now he is looking for a suitable dog breed so that his relatives do not “sneeze” because of their fur.

Currently, only former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Republican congressman Tom Tancredo are the only two candidates who have not raised any animals at home and do not intend to in the future.

But these are the conditions that make it difficult to get into the White House: From the first US president George Washington to the current president George W. Bush, everyone is attached to some kind of animal, this has been proven by the “Presidential Pet Museum”.

At this museum there are many artifacts of animals related to the presidents. Here you have footprints. President Ronald Reagan’s dog “Lucky” to the cow bell “Pauline Wayne” by William Howard Taft or the life-sized bronze statue of “Barney” – the beloved dog of current President Mrs. Claire McLean , the museum director, is also the person who understands the background of over 400 animals involved in the White House over the years.

In 1985, she was a dog “hairdresser” and was invited to the White House for renovations beauty for Mr. Reagan’s “four-legged friend” named “Lucky”.

Ms. McLean said: “I am the one who opened this museum with the hope that people will understand how much our presidents love animals and everyone needs to take that as an example for themselves.” She herself has two cats, one named Betty, named after President Ford’s wife, and one named Chelsea, named after President Clinton’s daughter.

During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson released sheep on the White House grounds for them to graze to show the US government’s “austerity” in wartime situations. Soviet President Nikita Chruschtschow once gave Kennedy’s daughter Caroline a puppy after the Cuban crisis – a symbol of reconciliation.

And when Gerald Ford let his dog “Liberty” freely into the Oval Office while he was receiving guests, it was a sign that he was bored with guests.

Ms. Claire McLean said, the only president who “lost points” because of animals was President Lyndon B. Johnson. This man was already hated by the American people because of the war in Vietnam. He also committed another “crime” of daring to pinch his Beagle dog’s ears right in front of the television cameras.


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