President Obama Was All About the Dogs at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Nothing was off limits Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner — not even dogs. Obama humored the crowd of celebrities and Washington elite with quips about recent canine campaign drama.

"Of course, I know everybody is predicting a nasty election," he began. "And thankfully, we've all agreed that families are off limits. Dogs, however, are apparently fair game."

The president showed an ad from a fictional PAC called WOOFPAC, which declared that America's dogs can't afford four more years (or 28 more dog years) of his presidency. The clippoked fun at rival Mitt Romney's much-publicized error of strapping his dog's crate to his car roof during a road trip to Canada in the 1980s.

"My stepfather always told me," he said in a moment of self-deprecating humor, "It's a boy-eat-dog world out there."


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