While watching TV yesterday, the regularly scheduled programming was interrupted with the first press conference that President-Elect Barack Obama has held since winning the election earlier this week. He addressed some issues concerning the contact that he received from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, among other issues. One of the questions surrounded the Obama family’s choice for a new puppy in the White House.

I’m not really sure how I should be reacting to Barack’s response. My initial response was that of shock and then tentative laughter. In hindsight, I’m probably making a mountain out of a mole hill, but you can judge for yourself. Here’s the clip from CNN.

On a side note, I like how he answered the “dog” question in much the same way that he would answer any “serious” question. He’s really big on the “two parts… you’ve got A… and then you’ve got B” kind of response, don’t you think?