"When Bush invited Reid for coffee in the Oval Office in the final weeks of his presidency, the president's dog walked in, and Reid says he insulted the president's pet. 'Your dog is fat,' he said."
I assume the offending animal was Barney. Poor Barney. What did he ever do to find himself on the receiving end of misplaced anger at the president? If he'd peed on Reid's cuff, that would have been a different story. Clearly, Washington is a tough town even for the Dog in Chief. Bo Obama had better get on the treadmill with his owner, pronto.
Still, I would never have read the article or seen this anecdote if the magazine's editors hadn't cleverly set it off in large type as a pull-quote at the top of the page. Giant letters announcing "Your dog is fat" would tend to grab any dog owner's eyes. Here's a link to the article.