John McCanine

More Americans may want to BBQ with Barack, but the Associated Press-Yahoo News
throws John a polling bone today: More pet-owning Americans prefer McCain (particularly Americans with dogs) than Obama.

Is it me, or is this poll presented with more detail (“analysis”?) than the average poll story on a Topic of Greater Concern? We learn that “the population breakdown of who has pets and who doesn’t may be a factor” in the results showing “pet owners favor McCain over Obama 42 percent to 37 percent, with dog owners particularly in McCain’s corner” (for example, “the poll found 47 percent of whites own dogs, compared with just 24 percent of blacks. Whites tend to favor McCain, while blacks overwhelmingly favor Obama.”).

Also: did you know George Washington had a dog named Drunkard?

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.