THE OBAMAS STILL NEED A PUPPY  9:30 am January 8, 2009

CNN’s ‘Puppidential Debate’

by Sara K. Smith

How adorable! Be sure to watch till the end, when Anderson Cooper makes a funny joke about not being housebroken. [YouTube]

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Bruno January 8, 2009 at 9:37 am

I’ve always liked the concept of puppies wearing Pampers while being house broken. And, if I believe my dear Confluence friends, there will be no shortage of Pampers around the White House.

Terry January 8, 2009 at 9:44 am

Good heavens, Anderson Cooper is a fine looking man.

Darehead January 8, 2009 at 9:46 am

Nice antidote to the “Daily Griefing,” Sara.

I want a puppsident who pees on Peres.

Monsieur Grumpe January 8, 2009 at 9:48 am

Youtube is blocked here. How many legs does the puppy have?

finallyhappy January 8, 2009 at 9:48 am

In honor of the new White House dog-to-be,I changed my picture(avatar-what the hell?)

tootsieroll January 8, 2009 at 9:50 am

The PUMAS will eat those puppies alive. With whipped cream.

pondscum January 8, 2009 at 9:50 am

The cute is blinding. And then there were the puppies!

golliwog January 8, 2009 at 9:54 am

Obama selects another male whitey. The end.

queeraselvis v 2.0 January 8, 2009 at 9:59 am

Anderson is just jealous that he can’t lick his own nethers (or, if he could, he would get swatted on the nose with a newspaper).

WagTehGod January 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

I haven’t seen such amazing service journalism since Joe The Plumber told me how to make the digital conversion on my teevee.

Mr Blifil January 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

[re=212754]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: I wouldn’t be so sure. You’ve never seen his audition tape…

space stout January 8, 2009 at 10:06 am

thousands of gay men’s fantasies have been fulfilled with the visage of both AC *and* puppies in one video. Yes, they are all imagining themselves as chew toys…

Woodwards Friend January 8, 2009 at 10:08 am

Anderson Cooper said bitch! He’s sexist! Somebody send a PUMA to go sit on him!

Doglessliberal January 8, 2009 at 10:17 am

This is shameless in its saccharin flavor, and I, for one, loved it. Call me a sucker.

[re=212743]Terry[/re]: Yes, indeeeeed, he is a fine specimen. But, his mom was Gloria Vanderbilt, so some good looking genes in there.

Naked Bunny with a Whip January 8, 2009 at 10:21 am

Please don’t tell me that was a joke. You’re spoiling my fantasies.

Wrongavore January 8, 2009 at 10:27 am


Sproutz January 8, 2009 at 10:33 am

Sadly, the non-word ‘puppidential’ causes me an intensity of physical pain that offsets the cute factor.

DoctorCulturae January 8, 2009 at 10:37 am

Meh. Oatmeal on the keyboard here. Cute in the MSM defines kitsch. Steward is an ironist who knows what he’s commenting on. For AC to do this is wannabe-ism. Sure they’re “having fun,” but they present themselves as having no idea how they fit into the world. Stewart does. And no they are not as smart or as worldly as Stewart. They are out of his league. And yes they are doable, attractive, and in short (particularly for AC), – usable, i.e. they’re innocuous tools, like Victoria’s Secret or bad porn.

The best thing for the DS to do would be to run another comment on AC360′s running of their clip noting their glibiosity.

ella January 8, 2009 at 10:43 am

[re=212762]Doglessliberal[/re]: Another sucker here. I melted like a Hershey bar on the dashboard in August.

space stout January 8, 2009 at 10:43 am

[re=212787]Sproutz[/re]: sproutz haz hurtz?

frumious_bandersnatch January 8, 2009 at 10:52 am

The only thing that could possibly be cuter would be to watch AC being bent over that desk by Rahm Emanuel. Um. Sorry. I got that cute/hot confusion again.

CivicHoliday January 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

[re=212774]Wrongavore[/re]: No kidding. When I first saw clips from this on Daily Show, I thought AC was just doing Jon a favor. But the longer I watched, it started to dawn on me that this was an ACTUAL CNN segment, and that we’d finally reached such a low point in our nation’s cultural integrity that this beat out doing an in-depth story on the current Gaza conflict.

queeraselvis v 2.0 January 8, 2009 at 11:11 am

[re=212756]Mr Blifil[/re]: Is that the same one featuring Coop and Tucker Carlson doing the horizontal mambo? Cuz HELL YEA!

DoctorCulturae January 8, 2009 at 11:23 am

[re=212841]CivicHoliday[/re]: win. They’re stalling until at least 20 Jan. Doncha know they have so much inaugural goo to prepare beforehand.

Fivetree January 8, 2009 at 11:32 am

Okay, now I can’t foucs on work because I keep getting a visual of Anderson Cooper in a dog collar. I think the Obamas should make him the White House puppy. He could certainly be MY puppy.

DemmeFatale January 8, 2009 at 11:34 am

[re=212793]DoctorCulturae[/re]: Whatever, way to harsh my buzz.

mxaxm January 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Thought you might find this Obama dog news interesting. Shepard Fairey lends his talent to foster “change” for rescue dogs. Nice…

Limited edition posters will be available soon.

DoctorCulturae January 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm

[re=212891]DemmeFatale[/re]: You’re welcome. My community service.

jfruh January 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm

The puppies were cute and all, but I was a little unsettled that we appeared to be watching Anderson Cooper commenting on Jon Stewart commenting on Anderson Cooper’s original puppy debate. How far down does the rabbit hole go?

TGY January 8, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Super Duper Pooper Cooper!

sticky January 8, 2009 at 4:13 pm

[re=212841]CivicHoliday[/re]: Actually, your first instinct was right. The debate was just a skit written and staged by the Daily Show with Anderson agreeing to help them out. Even if it wasn’t already obvious from Anderson’s introduction in the clip above, it was made absolutely clear by Jon Stewart’s exclaimation of “we got Anderson Cooper to do that!” on his show and by the Daily Show writer (who is one of the contributors from the DS who twitters) who has been twittering since late December about his adventures in making and editing the skit and getting it to air.

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