Lyndon Johnson Lifts Dogs By Their Ears

Even if Mitt Romney becomes president, his decision to drive 650 miles from Massachusetts to Ontario with his dog in a carrier tied to the roof of the car will remain a black mark against him in the eyes of many people. Wikipedia calls it his "Dog Incident." However, he's not the only person in Presidential history to have suffered from a dog controversy. Back in 1964, Lyndon Johnson caused an uproar when he showed reporters how he could pick up his two beagles, named 'Him' and 'Her,' by their ears. Dog lovers were not amused.




Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Apr 28, 1964
Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 14, 2012
Category: Animals, Politics, Dogs



Comments
I've come to this page three times trying to come up with something to say, something witty or humorous in some way, but I just can't. That has got to hurt those poor dogs.
Posted by Anonypenguin on 08/14/12 at 09:57 AM
HEY, HEY, LBJ, HOW MANY DOGS DID YOU HURT TODAY?!!!
Doesn't have the same ring to it.downer
Posted by Tyrusguy on 08/14/12 at 10:26 AM
Those sugar coated vitamin pills were probably some doggie dope that LBJ was pushing. Even Nixon never did anything like that to Checkers. tongue wink
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 08/14/12 at 03:21 PM
Victor Borge visited President Johnson once. Borge reported afterward that "He said I was a great Dane and picked me up by the ears."
Posted by Mark in Boston on 08/14/12 at 06:46 PM
Poor doggies! That is just cruel.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/14/12 at 08:13 PM
Of course, big ears-big you know what! LOL
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/15/12 at 09:19 AM
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