(If you have read part 1 and want to jump to part 2, click here.)

The following is a quote from the's, Julie Bykowicz, dated November 8, 2008. It concerns President Elect Obama's possible choice of a Goldendoodle as his "First-Dog."

A goldendoodle? They'd be the laughing stock of the country. Genetics are very important. They should go for a purebred. (Specifically, she recommended the Sen. Edward M. Kennedy-favored Portuguese water dog).

Number One: This Julie Bykowicz sounds a little bit like a pure-bred snob to me. I thought this type of open discrimination was made illegal in the sixties? (Or at least frowned upon)

Number Two: Has she been living under a rock for 21 months?

The journey President Elect Obama completed to get where he is today is a remarkable one. Is it possible that this journey could be well represented metaphorically by the Goldendoodle?


The idea of the half breed is a sound concept. The bad DNA in each breed doesn't have the other half of the bad DNA to produce the problems that are common to either full-bred dog. (Like Hip problems in the Golden Retriever. Hip problem genes in the Poodle are different from the Retrievers so the problems don't show up nearly as often.)

The idea that Barack Obama is a "designer human" the same way that the Goldendoodle is a "designer mutt" is a very positive thing. (Note: See article concerning how Mr. Obama is technically not a "mutt" like he implied, but an F-1, first generation cross-breed.)

Barack Obama has the chance to unite the races by bringing the best attributes of the two races into The Oval Office.

The idea that Bykowicz implies in her article that the President should feel somehow obligated to choose a "pure-bred" dog is some what short sighted, especially in this case. Maybe she has overlooked the obvious fact that Mr. Obama himself is not a pure-bred?

The Goldendoodle takes the best traits of the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle and combines them creating one of the most lovable, gentle, and well behaved dogs that one can possibly hope to ever own.

It is obvious, to even his opposition, that President Elect Obama, possesses something inside of him that is quite special. (See Part II :: Hybrid Vigor.)

Shown in the picture are my 9 year old daughter, Savannah, and my 6 year old son, Walt. When this picture was taken the Obama girls were the same ages as my children (I think Malia and Sasha Obama are now 10 and 7) So this picture is a good representation of what kids this age look like posing in pictures with their doodles. (Another good reason the Goldendoodle is a perfectly presidential dog is because it is so photogenic. This is very important politically. Notice how Gus is smiling for the camera in the banner picture above. And how both, Luke and Gus, are so willing to behave during the timely photo-op around the holiday season. President Elect Obama may need that loving smile if he ever needs a quick photo on the deck of an aircraft carrier or in a time of national crisis. There is nothing like that "Doodle-Smile" to put the country at ease.)

I hope that the Obama family does decide to choose a Goldendoodle for the "first-dog" continuing the idea that this country needs change. Change from 200 years of discriminatory policies practiced in the White House by past presidents in their failures to choose a cross-bred dog as their animal of choice. Isn't the cross-breed just flat out MORE AMERICAN?

If they do choose a doodle, I sure hope the pundits will focus on the real issues like the economy or healthcare, and not try to convince us that somehow this decision means that Obama is indeed a terrorist. (And by pundits, I guess I mean Fox News. And by Fox News, I guess I mean, Sean Hannity.)

The country needs to hurry up and realize that change has already come. The unorthodox choice of "first-dog" is just the tip of the iceberg on the horizon of change that awaits our great country and I, for one, am excited to see what will be next. (Don't even get me started on why Gao Gao the Panda, (another half black-half white) should be on the Foreign Relations Committee to China.)

Look for Part II coming tomorrow ::

The Goldendoodle Metaphor Continued: Why Barack Obama is technically not a mutt but an an F-1. (And how his kids are of exceptional F-1b caliber, which is actually the type of Doodle they should get!)

From coach to comedian: Marty Simpson is a former USA Today high school All-American and collegiate Academic All-Conference player for USC who scored the Gamecocks' first 6 points in the SEC. During 8 years as a high school varsity coach, Simpson led his team to the state finals and saw one player advance to set an NFL rookie record. Simpson now divides his time between his family, running a multimedia company named Blue-Eyed Panda and getting the same pre-game jitters by performing stand-up comedy nationwide.

Check out Marty's performance dates here.

3 Response to ':: Part I :: Why a Goldendoodle is the Perfect Dog for the Obama Presidency'

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