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Did Bo Return From Hawaii for Obama’s Photo Op?

Updated 1:43 pm ET

Bo Obama was supposed to be in Hawaii. Instead, he showed up at President Obama’s side Wednesday shopping for treats at PetSmart

According to Michelle Obama’s press office, the first dog was planning to go to Hawaii with the first lady and the Obama daughters. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that he in fact had gone there. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser quoted an eyewitness who said he had seen the Portuguese Water Dog having his walk.

So what is Bo doing back in Washington shopping at PetSmart?

Either these reports are mistaken, or Bo was told his vacation was over and that he had to return to the White House to keep a lonely president company – and participate in a silly photo op presenting Obama as an average guy who likes to head out to the PetSmart.

If Bo returned from Hawaii, who paid for his flight?

It’s possible he hitched a ride on a return flight of the Air Force plane that brought Michelle to Hawaii, which wouldn’t have really added much to Michelle’s more than $100,000 price tag for her solo trip.

Or maybe he commandeered his own Air Force jet.

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962 Responses to Did Bo Return From Hawaii for Obama’s Photo Op?

  1. Maybe it is a stand in for Bo. Can’t go shopping for doggie treats without the first dog. It is more than likely a lookalike, No one is crazy enough to fly a dog back from hawaii!!! LOL!!! Just kidding, Obama would. The rest of the country can drown in its own dispare as long as Barry and the family are number 1.

  2. “Bo Obama was supposed to be in Hawaii. Instead, he showed up at President Obama’s side Wednesday shopping for treats at Pet Smart.”

    And there are thousands that are going to have a not so nice Holiday Season do to a lack of money and your President and First Lady are spending your tax dollars like a bunch of drunken sailors with total disregard for the American taxpayer. And you want four more years of this crap.

    The first family needs to be put on display on what kind of example not to set for all to see. Totally disgusting with the dire strates this country is in.

  3. Aren’t dogs and cats suppose dto be quarantined for 6 weeks after arriving in Hawaii???? Does POTUS get an exemption, and if so why???? Is Bo realyl any less susceptable to disease than other well cared for pets from the mainland?

  4. This just in from WH spokemoron jay careny …… Bo’s appearanc ein DC is all Bush’s fault.

    I do believe I saw a pic in teh LA Times or Washington post of MOOchele big butt with the kids & a dog on teh beach in Hawaii. Maybe it was Bo’s double

  5. So people stuggling making $50k need this money to buy Friday pizza? Government should want to keep that money… not as if its going to be taxed by the pizza shop owner anyway when they pay their illegal staff under the table anyway?

    Now that Obama ended the war, lets redeploy the military to rout $30k/yr earning pizza shop owners driving Audi A8s…

  6. This family has no concept of what being the first family is about. They believe that they are the King and Queen and can do what they want with the presidency and the tax payers money. They have nothing but contempt for America, our work ethic, our custom of working hard and achieving, our laws and values. Obama really does believe in Europian socialism and marxist class warfare. His wife thinks she is due what ever she can get because she is black.

  7. I’m a Navy pilot and I was there. The Mission Accomplished banner was put up by the ship, not the White House. It was about the completion of the LIN deployment, not the war. In hindsight it may have been poor judgement for the President’s staff to allow the ship to leave the banner up as a backdrop to the speech, but on the other hand can you imagine how insulting it would have been to the crew if they had asked them to remove it? In any case, major combat operations — the destruction of the enemy’s military forces — WERE complete. Counter-Insurgency is by definition is not major combat. That doesn’t mean it’s not brutal, difficult and time-consuming but major combat operations were over. Can we please move on.

  8. Hawaii does have a quarantine period of up to 5 days all carnivores. Most likely Bo received a quick release but unlikely that he would meet re-entry requirements so quickly after just leaving the state. Unless Bo has different rules.

  9. How silly! Everyone knows that Bo, like other celebrities, has a body double, who stands in for him when needed. This crucial photo op, designed to make American feel real good about a dog-loving President (while they feel real bad about a spendthrift First Lady), was just the sort of thing that Bo2 could handle nicely.

  10. I saw Valerie Jarret walking Bo in Washington Square Park at 1 Am last night. All Beltway insiders know that all presidential dogs have body doubles. Tell me last time a first dog died while in office? Bo’s got more doubles then Saddam Hussein. It’s all in effort to spare the country the grief of dealing with the first dog dying. Legend has it the original BO is buried in POTUS’s veggie garden. He’s was killed by VP Joe Biden, who had mistaken him for the mysterious killer, Man-bear pig. Biden had been on high alert, since being shown pictures of the animal hiding behind a bush in the rose garden by Al “please can I have some attention”Gore.

  11. I thought Hawaii had some severe quarantine procedures for pets. How in the name of Mike could Bo get in and out of Hawaiian quarantine that quickly?

  12. what the hell if the dog was flown back it’s only tax payers money!very deep pockets those taxpayer.plus it’s a real cute photo op! imagine if george bush did that? it would run for a solid week on PMSNBC!!!

  13. Was Bo in Hawaii with Moochelle? The Obama’s would have no problem flying him back for a photo op with the community organizer. After all, it’s not their $. Taxpayers should be happy to pay for Moochelle’s vacations. It’s part of making up for the wrongs of society. The USA treasury is just a big credit card for the Obama’s. Is the comb-over commie Davis Axelrod joining them?

    • You keep repeating some form of this line, I suppose hoping it to become more true each time you say it. But any facts or evidence at all that Keith is “making it up” would really make you look like a genius. Otherwise, calling Keith a “lie spreader” is just another way of saying “Please, God, don’t let this story be true!”

  14. Obama was supposedly out Christmas shopping for his family in the last couple of days, but he’s stated before that his daughters don’t get Christmas presents; they never have.

  15. George W. Bush took Airforce One to his stupid ranch out in the middle of nowhere 77 times during his presidency, often swinging by just for the weekend at an average cost of $225K a pop. Where were budget-minded shills like you then? Oh yeah. That’s right. Wrong side.

  16. If he had an ounce of common sense with all the problems he loves to create, he would be better off attempting a solution rather than planning photo shoots at Pet Smart with a dog on tour on my dime. Does anyone really believe that he will pay for his own expenses when he bought two tour buses for his campaign use on our dime. He however he does not stand alone as a phoney, we all share in all of this in that we tolerate it and he won the 2008 election overwhelmingly by telling everyone what he was going to do. I didn’t vote for him because he didn’t have the right platform, but there will come a 2nd debut..join me VOTE FOR FREEDOM

  17. Nothing about this administration and their FLAGRANT abuse of power surprises me. Here we have the FLOTUS taking a $100,000 dollar Christmas Vacation to Hawaii and participating in a “Pizza Party” in Kailua,Hawaii. Kailua is the very UPSCALE area of Oahu so it fits in with the “queen” robbing elbows with the upper crust of Hawaii. These are the people that her lying sack-of-crap husband wants to punish on the one hand while taking their largess contributions on the other. Amazing!

  18. Since he was purchased for photo ops in the first place, he prob has a “photo op double” back in DC.

    Obama’s are all about political theater over actually governing.

    Amazing what the press does not pick up on, good job Keith!

  19. Liberals will tolerate anything to avoid admitting they were wrong or just plain Anti-American. These are the same Liberals that tolerate a religion that does not allow women to vote, but throw a protest over a nativity scene at Christmas.

  20. Mission accomplished, Eddie-boy (you worthless and blind piece of dung)? Let’s look back at the controversy. The former President joined a carrier task for returning from Iraq to congratulate them on a job well done. The media jumps it and makes the title about the war in Iraq and NOT the carrier battle group.

    Now let’s compare that to something close to your worthless weenie home. Why hasn’t the media talked about the “Obama Mission Accomplished”??? In that case, the president had all of his advisors and the media running around and talking about the killing of bin Laden. No argument for a good job there from me, with one exception, BrainlessEddie, you and your cronies are so blind with hypocrisy that you never noticed that these people directly attributed a certain covert operations team to the killing. Specifically one that is based out of my home town. A team that is mourning the loss of their brothers, fathers, uncles, neighbors. Within a month of this outing, Al Qaeda/Taliban forces drew up a plan to draw this team into an ambush, shot down their helicopter and killed a significant number of this team. This was undoubtedly aimed as retribution for the killing of bin Laden and we lost a great number of dedicated people who fought for our freedom. They were outed and targeted. They were outed by the administration, the Commander-In-Chief and his political calculators to get maximum news coverage.

    You want to talk about Mission Accomplished, go to Virginia Beach and talk to the families of the dead sailors you worthless, partisan SCUMBAG! I hope their kids track you down and ambush you. Jerk.