Stop With The Stupid
Seriously, I know this sort of thing is expected, and no real harm comes from it, but shouldn't these reporters be doing something else with their time?
Poll: Pet owners prefer McCain over Obama
From George Washington's foxhound Drunkard to George W. Bush's terriers Barney and Miss Beazley, pets are a longtime presidential tradition for which the presumed Republican nominee seems well prepared, with more than a dozen.
Democratic candidate Barack Obama, on the other hand, doesn't have a pet at home, although he has promised his daughters a dog after the election, win or lose.
The pet-owning public seems to have noticed the difference.
An AP-Yahoo News poll found that pet owners favor McCain over Obama 42 percent to 37 percent, with dog owners particularly in McCain's corner.
"I think a person who owns a pet is a more compassionate person — caring, giving, trustworthy. I like pet owners," said Janet Taylor of Plymouth, Mass.
(By the way, has the President gotten nearly enough flak for having a dog called Miss Beazley? It says here: HELLS TO THE NO. If John Kerry had a dog with as girly a name as that, I think Chris Matthews would have blown a gasket. But then again, we have a liberal media. Sigh.)
Look, I'd be bitching just as much if the poll showed the opposite results, but the fact that this showed up in my RSS feed for "Political News from AP" is just mind-numbingly awful.
That is all.