And as the guy on the radio used to say, And now we have the rest of the story - Paul Harvey
OK. Now for the rest of the story. The dog did fly in a separate jet but not alone. Here is the way everyone explains it:
The President's dog, Bo, and his handler did travel to Maine on a second aircraft when the First Family traveled there in July 2010 for their Summer vacation, but Bo and handler were not alone. This eRumor surfaced a year later, in 2011, while the President and his family vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, 367 miles south of the airport where they landed a year earlier.
The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton, Maine is a small airport and can not accommodate large aircraft such as the Boeing 747 that the President uses for Air Force One. For this reason two aircraft were needed for the entire entourage who accompanied the First Family.
I do wonder, however, if there is any truth to the story about dogs being considered "unclean" (which some of them most definitely ARE, depending on how recently they were in the back yard and garden) by Muslim believers. I would also like to know if Bo EVER flies with the 1st Family or if s/he is ALWAYS relegated to another flight with the other attendants to the Kin ... er ... President?
You know, these kind of stories have flown over US Presidents for decades. Sometimes they have sailed, sometimes the President was all but 'railroaded' by the rumors of unreasonable pet costs, meaning costs to maintain a pet, not pet costs like ObamaCare. When reading stories such as these, it is ALWAYS good to check for the truth before spreading what may well be a malignant virus in society. The wise, appropriately says my very wise brother, do their due diligence before making a decision. I have often failed in that area. Lessons can be learned the hard way.
While I will be voting for someone very much like Ron Paul (do your own due diligence here and remember the Oath of Office: to Protect and Defend the US Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic; Mr. Obama clearly has not kept his Oath of Office - just read the Constitution and the 2,000page ObamaCare bill that needed to be passed in order for the Congress to get to read it!!! Check out the FACTS), IT SIMPLY IS NOT APPROPRIATE to spread misinformation about anyone. That is called "DECEIVING" and that is a SIN in God's eyes, in man's,too. Well, in the eyes of HONEST men, not necessarily CONGRESS men/women.
So, let the reader beware, be aware and be a bit wary of deceptions floating over the Ethernet. Truth will reign supreme ... eventually ... but for now it is in for one HECK of a BATTLE. And THAT'S NO LIE!
More later. In the meanwhile, God Bless.