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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.

962 thoughts on “Did Bo Return From Hawaii for Obama’s Photo Op?”

  1. The president bought his dog a $20 chew toy today while he fights for tax reductions that allow American families to buy TWO chew toys for their dogs each week. Call it the ‘Pet Smart Stimulus.’

  2. If you voted for Barry Obama in 2008 to prove you were not a racist, vote for someone else in 2012 (anyone) to prove you are not an idiot!!

    This guy is so far over his head it is shameful—sorry I ever supported him.

  3. So, was he flown back or not? I remember in high school they taught the 5 W’s of journalism. Who what where when why. Or is the goal not to report but get a drudge link? I expected better…..

  4. C’mon, man!

    What’s with all the whining?

    You get your $40/year tax break, and I get to fly my dog back and forth across the world, puff Newports, play golf, and kick back on the beach.

    Everybody wins…

  5. These dogs could look exactly alike…I own Shelties …sometimes hard to tell one from the other…but if Bam did fly that dog by for photo-op, shame on both of them.

  6. I just think the President laid down the law and insisted that Bo stays with him. You just do not separate a man from his dog! This is especially true when things are not going very well, either at work or domestically.

  7. How does Bo get past Hawaiian Quarentine laws? If I Took my dog to Hawaii, It would have to stay in a cage for months before it could frolic on the beach with my family.
    Is a presidential dog any more or less healthy than my mutt?

  8. It’s again much noise a bout nothing except if you consider the misrepresentation so typical for our leader who thinks we are idiots: Who cares about the $50 k/year of average income for a FAMILY the snake oil salesman is quoting us? It’s a nice impressive number because 2% of $50 will save average family $1 k/year.
    But think again, the median income for a working PERSON is less than $30k/year. Therefore, one half of all the wage earners will get $600 per year or less. What a deceptive gimmick! Raiding SS for a lousy average of $1.64 per day in hopes that it will buy our votes?

  9. Since Michelle’s trips cost us so much money, why don’t they use their private funds. He had a bundle when he got into office and now he has his income as President. When are these people in the White House going to quit milking the citizens of the United States for all their unessential travels.

  10. The state of Hawaii has strict regulations — quarantines for pets who travel to Hawaii… Did they bypass these laws because he’s the President? If so, this is a clear abuse of power, and impeachable.

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  12. Nonsense. It’s clearly a “Replidog”. A body double to prevent kid, err dognapping. Bam-bam has a replica as well. One on permanent vacation and one in……….ahhh…….. actually they’re BOTH on permanent vacation.

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  14. well ole Bo is a Portugese water dog, perhaps he was lonely for the White House and swam across the great Pacific Ocean and caught a train and ho Bo’d across the nation arriving at union station just in time for the Pet Smart trip.

  15. I am NO fan of this president . Having said that, surely even he and the idiots at the DNC would not have done this — not with millions unemployed, people doing without, and poverty at an all-time high ??
    THIS is one time I’m praying a story isn’t true…………….

  16. So, What! if the dog did come back for a photo shoot – Is that a sin?????

    This is the holiday season, let the dog enjoy the holiday spirit also…..

    I’m a dog lover, and if I could afford it, I would like for my dog to travel

    first class around the world..Since I can’t afford it, we just zip up and down

    Interstate 405 and the five ….Southern CA to San Diego and back.


  17. We pay our politicians 6 figure salaries…they pay more attention to their pets than they do to the people…both sides of the aisle, not just one side….America wake up….History will look back at this group of politicians and show how they ripped us off…and we allowed it…again, both sides of the aisle….we are so scrwwwed…

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  21. The only comment thati have is after reading these comments by these one way narrow minded liberals i belive their head is (looks like a board) so narrow their eyes are beads on the sides of their head. These people are like the ginney ? pigs i hsd once you open the reftigerator they would start squealing. Some one mentions bush these narrow minded liberals start squealing.Will some one please tell dumb ass matt that bush was bad but obama has done more damage to our country than both bushes did.Bush has been gone 3 years and the country is worse finanically than it was and ever has been.

  22. Here is some thing for these liberals,conservatives,independents,parasites and fence sitters or what ever you want to call your self. You had better wake up and smell the roses while you can.Our gov not all of them but too damn many and all of the leaders(pres) in the white house have been selling the americans out to a take over by the communists controled united nations. This is called agenda 21. Do a google search and read your future if enough people don’t get it in gear and push back and hard.The congress and senate is mostly where the blame lays, they could have stoped this a long time ago. This started with carter he was the first,i don’t know if regan signed on this agenda 21 all the rest did.That is why obama and hillarious keep running to the u.n.Now the epa says that they are puting some regulations wrote by the u.n. It is time we got out of the u.n. and ran the u.n. out of our country. It is like the bumper sticker i saw this black man holding up that said bro has to go.

  23. Maybe “Bo” is the real candidate and is actually the one who wanted the photo-op. He’d certainly do a better job … especially when it comes to shovel ready! On the other hand, NOBODY is shoveling it better than Barry these days.

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  27. Why would the president of the US even know what kind of food to get less well be shopping an expensive pet store instead of a Dollar Store? This picture just supports the fact that he does everything for his campaigning when he should be working and doing what we elected him to do as a president. By the way, the photo should show him at a less expensive store for a better campaign slogan. Maybe its because all the cheap dog food is bad and made in China.

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  30. When are we americans going to stand together and tell the congress enough is enough. Do your job balance the budget and get us heading in the right direction. Just like each and everyone of us have to run our households.

    Its time, for our kids and grandkids. They will have no chance at an america, if we dont do something to right the wrong. Its time for all the truth and hidden schemes to be exposed congress. We can and will fix it. But IT the “TRUTH” has to be exposed to be dealt with.

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  33. Really I would not be surprised if Bo returned to the White House for a photo op with his master. The president has to do something to make himself
    look half way human. Plus money is no object when it comes to the Obamas’
    vacations etc. All they do is spend, spend, spend, especially if it is the peoples’ money. 2012 cannot come soon enough.

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