What Type Of Puppy Will The Obama Girls Pick? When President-elect Barack Obama celebrated his victory on election night, he thanked his family for their patience during his campaign — and promised his young daughters a furry friend to take to the White House. NPR looks at the beloved pets of past presidents.
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What Type Of Puppy Will The Obama Girls Pick?

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.