Carney: Making An Issue Out Of Obama Eating Dog Sounds Like Someone Is In The Doghouse
Jay Carney is asked about President Obama writing about eating dog as a child when he lived in Indonesia, something that quickly turned into the conservative response or rebuttal to the left criticizing Romney for putting his dog on the roof of his car during a family vacation several decades ago. Transcript below.
Reporter: Has the president -- does he know about the recent back and forth about Republicans picking out this section of his book where he eats dog and making a big issue out of it? And is there any opinion on whether -- does he know about it? Does he think about it? What do you think of it?
Jay Carney: Well, like I said he keeps up with the news. He may know about it. I don't know more than that. I think we're talking about a reference in his book to a period when he was six or seven years old. You know, making a big deal out of it sounds like somebody who is trying to get out of the doghouse on something.
Press corps: "Ohhhhh."
Carney: It just occurred to me to say that. I'll leave it at that.