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Daughters and dogs presidents vs cats and sons presidents girls

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on November 7, 2008

Sometime back in the 1970s Russell Baker the NYT columnist wrote a silly article comparing what he called ‘daughters and dogs’ presidents to ‘sons and cats’ presidents. The gist of it was that daughters and dogs love their fathers/masters unconditionally and tended to be uncritical giving these men a false sense of reality. Both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon were ‘daughters and dogs’ presidents. So is George Bush. The flipside of this is that sons and cats are harder to please, more critical and the fathers/masters have to work harder to gain their approval. Gerald Ford was a ‘sons and cats’ president. Take my advice Pres. Obama and get the girls a horse. They and the electorate will be treating you like one before long. Get used to it.


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  1. S.O. Gestion said, on November 7, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    A Horse in the Rose Garden ?
    I Humbly suggest a pooch Called Rose In the Court
    White House Garden.
    Lend Lease™ worked pretty well w/ FDR & WSC
    Probably would do no harm twixt DL & BHO
    What do I know ?
    Less each day
    yrs in Rahmadan Emmanuel

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