Crazy Talk: Dog Not on the Menu

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John McCain took a swipe at President Barack Obama on Twitter Thursday afternoon regarding some of the president's policy positions with which he disagrees. Wait, no, scratch that …  he actually chose instead to tease Obama about the passage from Dreams With My Father in which the president describes eating various meats, including dog. When he was a child without any say in the matter, living in Indonesia, where it was culturally acceptable. Because that's really fair game.


From Yahoo News:

McCain posted a picture from November 2010 of his son Jimmy's bulldog, Apollo, on Twitter, with the following quip:

"Good pic of my son Jimmy's bulldog, Apollo - I'm sorry Mr. President, he's not on the menu!"

Conservatives have been making light of a passage from Obama's memoir, "Dreams From My Father," in which Obama writes:

"With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share."

Read more at Yahoo News.