"Sasha and Malia," Obama said in his victory speech at Chicago's Grant Park, "I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House."This is probably the only campaign promise I feel fully qualified to give Obama advice about and so I will, unhumbly, do so here. Mr President-elect, when going to find the puppy that will move into the White House with your family, please adopt a shelter/rescue animal. As minor a decision as this is in your role as POTUS, it is a decision that will set a tone and have an impact across the country, possibly leading others to consider rescuing an animal in dire need of a loving home instead of buying a pure-bred through a breeder.
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