Saturday, December 15, 2007

Barney Cam 2007-- My Tax Dollars at Work

I'm not being particularly original when I say that I'm not a big fan of the current administration. Sure, there are some things that I support, but not many. However, there is one thing that I'm eternally grateful to the White House for...

Barney Cam.

Yes, Barney Cam. I am a sucker that cute little Scottish terrier and his Christmas shenanigans. I giggled when he was discovered playing poker with Ari Fleischer while he was supposed to be decorating the White House ("Ari Fleischer? You don't even work here anymore!") and I scolded while he did all he could to outshine Miss Beazley during her first Christmas.

This year was no different, though I was a little disappointed to see politics brought into it. For example:

Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne: But did you know about the President's Initiative that during the next decade we're going to invest over a billion dollars in to parks? It's going to allow us to spruce up the parks and we're going to bring on new park rangers.

What? No! No politics! I don't care what the president does, I just want to watch Barney!

That particular line sets off a while story about Barney and Miss Beazley becoming Junior Park Rangers, which is cute in itself, but rather tainted by the political advertisement above. Boo. But Barney saves the day while dreaming about being a Junior Park Ranger and having Alan Jackson and Tony Blair ("As someone born in Edinburgh, Scotland, it's always good to see the Scots doing well.") congratulate him. Yay!

However, there is something I'm curious about: exactly how did Tony Blair get to be in this video? Was he hanging around the White House, bored, and manage to beg his way on set? It's just such a random guest appearance.

Maybe the Brits don't want him back. Ooh, burn.



  1. That's the funniest thing I've ever seen on a government website.

  2. And/or the most adorable.