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Obama family, Bo, touch down in Chicago. Pool report

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Chicago pool report #1
By Anne E. Kornblut
White House Correspondent
The Washington Post

Shortly after takeoff, a surprise gaggle on Air Force One: with Bo, the
presidential dog.

His owner was just a few steps behind.

President Obama watched and smiled as Bo ran down the aisle past a throng
of cooing reporters. Obama cracked the old joke about needing a dog in
Washington - since there's no such thing as a real friend.

Someone told him that Bo had been spotted at the airport interacting with
his bomb-sniffing relatives. "I didn't want him getting into it with the
Secret Service. I've seen them training," Obama said.

Coat jacket off, Obama seemed happy and relaxed during his brief foray to
the back of the plane. (Credit to deputy press secretary Bill Burton for
orchestrating the rare visit on a moment's notice).

Like owner, like pet. Bo tired quickly of the media, and headed back to the
front of the aircraft. Obama followed suit, but not before assuring us that
the dog was just going to see someone who feeds him regularly. Neither one
took questions.

Bo made another spin through the press cabin a few minutes later, solo.

Uneventful trip otherwise. Wheels down 7:02 PM CST.


Anne E. Kornblut
White House Correspondent
The Washington Post

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Came to this article via a link that the DailyCallers Mike Riggs inserted into his blog about the Washington Press Corp partying with Rahm and VP Biden on a Saturday afternoon poolside.

He was critical of Kornblut's "submissively saccharine pool reports"

I'm just wondering why this link led me to Lynn Sweet's page. Was Lynn Sweet one of the journalists who attended this pool party?

I was not invited.

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