Friday, November 7, 2008

Obama Daughters Receive Invitation

Here at I Do, Doggone It! Central, we were struck by the impeccable timing of President-elect Barack Obama's victory speech on Tuesday night at Grant Park.

Among other pledges, he assured his daughters, Malia and Sasha, that as a reward for putting up with Dad being on the campaign trail for a signficant chunk of their young lives, they will soon be getting a puppy.

Our public service mission extends now beyond raising funds for the Animal Care League of Oak Park. We can help the Obama girls identify the nation's First Dog, too!

Here are excerpts from a Guinness World Record-attempt news release we issued today:

"The organizers of I Do, Doggone It! would like to extend an invitation to Malia and Sasha Obama: find your puppy at the Animal Care League of Oak Park!

Better yet, so you can make an informed choice, come to the mass dog wedding on Saturday, Nov. 8, and get a close-up view of numerous canine varieties...

“Because the Obama family is staying in Chicago this weekend, it seems only fitting that we extend this invitation,” said Pat Zubak, executive director of Downtown Oak Park. “This would also help the new president display his integrity—following through on his public declarations.”

Zubak stressed that though there are many same-sex couples who have pre-registered for the dog wedding, Downtown Oak Park and the Animal Care League are taking no broader stance on the human being controversy over that issue."

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