In Chavez’s Spirit, Obama Should Name White House Dog, “Change”

by Randy Shaw on November 10, 2008

Perhaps the biggest controversy — seriously — now surrounding Barack Obama is whether he should get his family a dog from a shelter or a private seller. As online petitions demand the former, and Obama had to address the issue in his first post-election news conference, I would like to offer this suggestion: Just as Cesar Chavez named his dogs “Huelga” (Strike) and “Boycott,” Obama could name his dogs for the word that embodies his movement: “Change.” By doing so, whenever anyone yelled out to the dog, it could be describe as a call for Change.

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