Illinois politician defends her Scottie dog

Former Illinois treasurer Judy Topinka took issue with the claim that her dogs caused any damage to her old office in the state capitol.

“The Scottie does not shed, and it was not a problem,” Topinka said, in reference to Mollie McDoo, her Scottish terrier. “Other people had brought in dogs as well. Gov. Jim Edgar had brought in his, too.”

Here’s a photo of Mollie.