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Mutually Assured Dogstruction

The liberal media have had a field day with the story of Mitt Romney putting the family dog Seamus in a crate and strapping it to the top of the car during a vacation trip in 1983. But they have been quick to dismiss the relevance of President Obama admitting to eating dog meat as a child in Indonesia.

After The Daily Caller [1] broke the story, which came from a passage in Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father, the liberal media have defended the President, while at the same time trying to push the story under the rug.

The White House did it’s best to deflect the issue on Thursday when White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to a question about the episode by taking a jab at Romney.

Q  : I’m going to change the tone to dogs.  (Laughter.)  Has the President — does he know about the recent back-and-forth about Republicans picking out this section of his book where he eats dog and making a big issue out of it?  And is there any opinion on whether that’s — does he know about it?  What does he think about it?  What do you think of it?

MR. CARNEY:  Well, like I said, he keeps up with the news.  He may know about it.  I don’t know more than that.  I think we’re talking about a reference in his book to a period when he was six or seven years old.  Making a big deal out of it sounds like somebody who’s trying to get out of the doghouse on something.

So, Obama ate dog meat as a child, and when asked about it Carney cites conservative reaction as an effort to get Romney out of the doghouse?

And the White House Press corps just lapped it up.

The only reason that Romney is in the “doghouse” is that the liberal media have put him there. They have made the vacation story into something bigger than it really is in an ongoing effort to derail Romney’s candidacy.

Even animal-loving PETA gives Obama a pass, focusing their ire on the adults who fed young Barack.

While the mainstream media pile on Romney, the Obama story is barely being mentioned by the mainstream media as they are in Obama-protection mode. Any discussion of this story would only remind the public of Obama’s less than All-American background and remove an ongoing source for ridiculing Romney, both of which the media want to avoid at all costs.

If we’re lucky, we have reached a point of Mutually Assured Dogstruction, and can begin to focus on real issues, like the economy and the records of the two candidates.