While Beltway insiders are busy handicapping the Cabinet members of an Obama administration, others just want to talk about the next White House pet.
On election night, President-elect Barack Obama promised his daughters a puppy. Now Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, must decide what type of dog to bring to the White House. Will it be a politically correct rescue dog or a trendy purebred?
Here, a look at beloved White House pets of the past.