Sen. Bennet Goes Puppy Shopping?

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Uh oh! Is it happening again? Could politicians please stop promising that, if elected, they’ll get their kids puppies? “Sorry, Suzie, you didn’t shake enough hands or kiss enough babies so … no puppy for you!”

The latest politician to offer his kids this Faustian bargain is Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who is reportedly out looking for a new puppy after being elected to another term on Tuesday. To be fair, he may have intended to follow through on his promise whether he was re-elected or not, but we still have to take issue with a reporter’s use of the term “shopping” to describe adding a new canine to the family. 

Let’s hope that Sen. Bennet is planning on adopting, not mall-hopping. Just to be sure, we’ve written to the senator and urged him to limit his puppy perusal to shelters and rescue groups. If he opts to fulfill his campaign promise by saving the life of a shelter dog, everybody wins.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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