NEW YORK (CNN) - After all those jokes about Mitt Romney putting his dog in a carrier on the roof of his car. Now the joke is on President Obama. It's not a man bites dog story. It's a future president eats dog story. No, not Bo.
A conservative website, The Daily Caller, dredged up an old quote from President Obama's memoir, dreams from my father, about his diet as a boy in Indonesia.
"And away from the dinner table I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher) and roasted grasshopper (crunchy)."
Now Romney supporters could say "at least I didn't eat my dog." Overnight #ObamaDogRecipes became a Twitter sensation. Recipes such as golden fried retriever, chicken poodle soup, eggs rover easy. Did someone say pug chops?
One conservative blogger contributed a four-course meal: great Danish, beagle with lox and cream cheese, collie-flower and German shepherd pie.
Gleeful Romney supporters fired off jokes. "What does Obama call a dog riding on the roof of a car? Fast food." "What does Barack Obama call a dog show? An international buffet."
Even the campaigns got into the act. Weeks ago top Obama aide David Axelrod tweeted this photo of Bo riding with the president in his limo with the caption "how loving owners transport their dogs." Now, a Romney advisor has retaliated with a revised caption: "In hindsight, a chilling photo." It had some commentators in stitches.
Mitt Romney himself commented.
"I think this campaign is gonna ultimately be about jobs not dogs."
Maybe ultimately, but on this day it was a dog eat dog campaign.
Joy Behar said, "Obama did not put the dog in the pot. He just ate dog because that's what they fed him in Indonesia."
"It was probably inevitable that the first dog Bo would start sending out his own tweets."
''I'd take the roof of Mitt Romney's car over the roof of Barack Obama's mouth any day." Already we're feeling overstuffed with leg of lab and Rin Tin Tin tartar, not to mention takeout from Boston "terrier" market.
Source: CNN/Jeanne Moos