I pay very little attention to the comings and goings in the White House, staffers are bureaucrats and political hacks and indistinguishable from one another.
But the arrival of a new puppy at 100 Pennsylvania Avenue – just in time for Christmas is the best news in the world of politics this year.
The Biden family has welcomed a new German Shepherd, “Commander,” the president announced in a tweet on Monday.
At the same time the White House announced the sad news that Major, the first shelter dog to live in the White House, would be leaving to live with family friends following several biting incidents involving White House staff this year.
Can’t say that I blame Major, if I lived in a high-stress environment infested with politicians I would also have reacted in a similar manner.
More good news: A cat will join the First Family in January. Nothing humanizes human beings more than pets, the Bidens should consider adopting a hamster and a rabbit as well.