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Published:April 29th, 2012 18:20 EST

Will We Forgive Obama For Eating Dog For Main Course & Grasshoppers For Dessert?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"President Obama poked fun at himself and his likely Republican opponent at the 98th annual White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night.

Referring to a recent flap over his eating dog meat as a child, Obama asked the audience, `What`s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?` The answer, he said, is `a pit bull is delicious.`"

UPI

"Dreams from My Father: a Story of Race and Inheritance is a memoir by United States President Barack Obama. It was first published in July 1995 as he was preparing to launch his political career."

Wikipedia.Org

In his memoir Obama admitted that as a child in Indonesia he ate dog meat, but this scandalous and upsetting practice wasn`t an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign.

Obama`s memoir sold well, but apparently very few people actually read the darn thing. None of Obama`s opponents in the 2008 primary picked up on the fact that as a child Obama ate dog meat for the main course, and grasshoppers for dessert.

Obama can hardly be blamed that as child in a foreign country he ate like an uncouth barbarian, but it`s inexcusable that he didn`t condemn the ungodly practice when he wrote his autobiography.

In his book Obama simply stated that he ate dog meat without making any value judgments. Obama didn`t want to offend Muslims in Indonesia or Communists in China by expressing any regrets that he ate Fido as a small child.

By keeping silent on the issue Obama is offending red-blooded Americans who believe that dogs are faithful companions who should never be served for dinner.

We can deal with a president who`s a real dog and will sleep with any woman he can corner, Hello Slick Willy, but a president who eats dogs is anathema.

This issue will dog Obama for the rest of his campaign, unless he issues a press release stating: Eating dog meat is a serious breach of etiquette and an affront to the Almighty and to civilized people everywhere.

Doggone It, Obama needs to stop joking about eating dogs, and apologize.

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