That quote was very apropos yesterday as First Dog, Bo, a Portuguese Water Spaniel, was introduced to the press and what a darling, well-mannered, handsome fella he is! A gift to Sasha and Malia from Sen. Ted Kennedy, 6-month-old Bo arrived completely trained and ready for life with the Obamas. (I'd like a dog if I didn't have to train it -- I haven't the patience or know-how for it. Maybe if I call Teddy . . .)
I saw some video of Bo's introduction here. The smiles of delight on the faces of the First Daughters -- and Dad and Mom. too -- brought to mind another Truman quote: "Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads." And Obama has a friend.
Here's another quote that Obama should keep in mind should the occasion arise and it very well could: "Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend." Such is life on the Potomac.