In The News
Cabinet Hound: Just in time for the holiday season, the new
Barneycam featuring the First Dog makes its Internet debut. In the latest video (the fourth in the series), dubbed Where in the White House is Miss Beazley?, Barney is spurned for a Cabinet post in the second Bush administration. Instead, the great Scot is charged with finding his new baby sister, Miss Beazley. Barney asks various White House officials and staff members where the puppy is. Crestfallen when he fails to locate her, Barney finds a substitute.--BB, 12/15/04
Cozy Companion: "A new presidential pooch will soon be roaming the halls of the White House. President Bush marked first lady Laura's 58th birthday today by announcing he would give her a Scottish terrier puppy that is a relative of the current first dog, Barney.
In the Middle of It All: "As aides juggled nerve-racking election returns, President Bush invited reporters into his residence last night to record the tableau of the president, his family and his dog serenely watching the numbers that would determine whether he achieved the reelection that had eluded his father....
If You Can't Say Anything Nice: Former Daily Show correspondent Mo Rocca has some mean-spirited things to say about Scotties. Rocca, author of All the President's Pets, tells the Washington Post that a Scottie is "a feisty, likable but sometimes rash, impulsive -- one might say preemptive -- dog. It was bred for ratting, for killing vermin in houses and bars... It urinates on itself uncontrollably at times, but it's forgiven over and over again." We can only surmise that Rocca has never met one.
Doing His Bidness: "Why we love Dubya's dog, Barney: He's a real party pooper.
The lovable little Scottie left his own mark on President Bush's news conference yesterday in Crawford, Tex., when he appeared about 15 feet behind his master, squatted on the lawn and did his business.
'This is perhaps why the president does not let him in the Oval Office,' a witness in the press corps
quipped. --Washington Post, 8/24/04
G9: Barney joined the Group of Eight world leaders
in Sea Island, Ga. Despite a rrrrruff beginning, when the First Scot insisted on being heard,
meeting went well. The official picture of a meeting between President Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard
Schroeder showed the two smiling, with Barney "trotting alongside. According to Schroeder, Barney made them laugh,"
Barney's New Look: Barney's got a new look, at least his official
White House home page does.
It now highlights a Photo of the Day, featuring Barney playing soccer and other images of the First Scot from
the White House photo archives. Check it
Hole in One: Scottish Terriers are good at chasing things into holes
in the ground, so it's no surprise Barney's
at golf, which is quite similar.--BB, 5/4/04
Garden Tourist: Barney accompanied First Lady Laura Bush as she gave
a preview of the White House spring garden tour. But the First Scot won't be on hand for the real thing.
"So Barney won't be here tomorrow," she said. "He won't be here guiding the tours."
At Least it Wasn't Catfish:
President Bush on Wednesday walked to the pond at his Crawford, Texas, ranch,
"dropped a line and caught a nice crappie, about a pound and a half, and let (Bush's Scottish terrier)
Barney sniff at it a little bit," Roland Martin, host of the Outdoor Life Network program,
"Fishing with Roland Martin," told the The Associated Press.--BB, 4/11/04
Barney was gets a key role in the 9/11 Commission hearings in a recent Dayton Daily News
editorial cartoon. by Mike Peters.--BB, 3/26/04
Note: If you spot Barney in the media--or in
person--please let BB know all about it!