Even the First Lady can't believe he said it.
For more than a year the Grand Wizards of ad campaigns, Axelrod & Plouffe (plus Gail Collins of the WaPo) have been hoping to destroy Mitt Romney's presidential aspirations by the telling and retelling of the time Mitt drove from Massachusetts to Montreal with the family dog on top of the family station wagon.
Then Mitt Opposition Research Team (MORT), once Romney had secured the Republican nomination, dropped their golden nugget -- as a kid Obama dined on dogs. Not using them as tables but serving them as the main course. Tough, as in texture, and not in being able to swallow Lassie, was how Obama described the injesting of Dog Manchurian atop steamed rice in his second autobiography. No doubt in hopes of winning a Grammy like Hillary Clinton, and happily for MORT Obama recorded his autobiography. MORT provided the audio clip of Obama saying he ate dogs. This meant Axelrod & Plouffe could not simply spin Obama's dog eating the way that works for Team Clinton every time they trot it out, even before Grand Jurys -- Obama simply didn't know what he had written in his own autbiography. Axelrod & Plouffe were left with this:
By Saturday, they realized they had an ace up their sleeve Team Clinton never did - the Left's all consuming hatred of Sarah Palin. Hence they connected Sarah Palin's very successful joke from the 2008 campaign to Obama's dog eating to cast him in a better light - Obama may have eaten dog but at least he's not Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin isn't creepy. Obama is. But a lot of us who voted for Sarah Palin understood this about Obama in '08. The joke is on those who didn't get it about Obama in '08 and are now witnessing their President using irrational hatred for Sarah Palin to make himself look better.
And the press corps laughs....