Governor Brown of California "adopted" a Corgi, named Sutter, who has just been designated "First Dog". The press and, supposedly, even some Republicans are gushing over the squat pooch.
From The Sacramento Bee, Anne Gust Brown names Sutter "first dog":
The rumors had been circulating for weeks about Sutter, the corgi that Gov. Jerry Brown has been watching for his sister Kathleen Brown. This afternoon on the east steps of the state Capitol, Brown's wife Anne Gust Brown put the rumors to rest: Sutter is officially the "first dog."
Gust Brown, Brown strategist Steve Glazer and a fair share of the Sacramento press corps analyzed the news in great detail with Sutter, who rolled on the lawn and sniffed well-wishers. At about the same time, the governor's press office announced via e-mail a statewide hiring freeze, which went unremarked on during Sutter's event.
I don't know if anything can help McGuinty win the next provincial election but adopting a dog, preferably a homeless one, and doing a warm and fuzzy press release for the event might be a step in the right direction (so would getting rid of the Pit Bull ban). Ontario deserves its own First Dog.