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A few weeks after the first family finally got a dog, Rahm Emanuel ripped into Bo, whose household accidents were consuming valuable presidential time in cleanups. “I’m going to kill that fucking dog,” the chief of staff barked, only half-joking as usual. “He’s off message! They said he’d be trained and they lied.”

Jonathan Alter (2010) – The Promise. President Obama, Year One. (s. 159).