President Obama Tuesday threatened to run for dog catcher, a prospect that should send the nation’s canines running for cover.
Here’s what the president said at a fundraiser in Austin, according to the White House transcript.
THE PRESIDENT: Now, Texas, let me tell you, this is my last campaign.
AUDIENCE: Awww —
THE PRESIDENT: No, it’s true. Unless I move down here to Austin — maybe I — (applause) — run for dogcatcher down here or something. (Laughter.) This is most likely my last campaign, win or lose.
Obama, as he revealed in his autobiography, tasted dogs while a child in Indonesia.
White House Dossier has no specific information to suggest that Obama would do anything with the dogs he catches other than bring them directly to the pound. But some dogs understandably may not be eager to risk other outcomes.