Barney was a ‘real jerk,’ says ex-first daughter

After Sunny Obama was accused (probably falsely) of knocking over a little girl at a White House Xmas party, Jenna Bush Hager revealed her true feelings about another presidential dog, her father’s beloved Barney, calling him “a real jerk.”

“He was a little temperamental,” Jenna went on. “I feel bad saying that but he didn’t like strangers. And he actually bit one of my dad’s friends — not once, but twice — but it’s when the friend gave him a little spank.”

Scottie News had full coverage of that spank, back when it happened in 2007. And of course you can see our full Barney archives here.

In related news, Buzzfeed has a detailed analysis of Sunny’s supposed misdemeanour. And here’s an article about why British prime ministers don’t make a big deal about dogs. Apparently a lot of Brit politicians have girly dogs including Winston Churchill who had, of all things, miniature poodles.

Barbara and Jenna Bush join Miss Beazley and Barney, during a visit to the Lincoln Bedroom Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, for the taping of Barney Cam.
Putting on a good face: Barbara and Jenna Bush join Miss Beazley and Barney, during a visit to the Lincoln Bedroom Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, for the taping of Barney Cam.

 

Newsletter readers: If you can’t see the Jenna Bush video, view it on the Scottie News website

3 thoughts on “Barney was a ‘real jerk,’ says ex-first daughter

  1. I am very surprised and disappointed to hear Jenna Bush Hager describe Barney that way. ‘A real jerk’ is not how I would describe anything except a human being. And why would anybody give someone’s dog ‘a little spank’ anyway? And that was done in front of the GWB? If Barney needed to be reprimanded, his owner was the one to do it.

    Evidently, Jenna did not learn her discretion and class from her lovely mother, Laura.

    1. Scotties have long memories and will not forget a person that hit them. And yes, a stranger doing that deserves to get bit!

  2. I think we all know who the jerk is in this case! It sure wasn’t Barney! What a mean thing to say about a lovely Scottie Boy.

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