Saturday, April 28, 2012
The election-season fight over President Obama eating dog meat as a child in Indonesia, a subject of national headlines in recent weeks, got particular attention at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday. During his remarks, the President aired this White House-made video that spoofed the controversy.
The President said it was an ad from a pro-Mitt Romney SuperPac, called the WoofPac in the video.
"What about President Obama? Under his leadership, man's best friend has been forced into automobiles," says the narrator of the fake ad.
"Imagine the European-style socialism that he has planned for the next four years. More government handouts, a life of government dependencies, indoctrinating our children, a left wing social agenda, leading from behind. America's dogs cannot afford four more years of Obama. That is 28 years for them. They need leadership now."
"That’s pretty rough," the President said after the video ended. "But I can take it, because my stepfather always told me, it's a boy-eat-dog world out there."
He also joked about the #ObamaDogRecipes that were flooding Twitter.
"What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious," the President quipped, adding "a little soy sauce."
The full transcript of the President's remarks. For the guest list by table and the dinner menu, click here.
*Video from Buzzfeed