According to the President, the first runner up in the White House dog-naming contest was DOTUS.
FYI: these Secret Service translations:
POTUS=President of the United States,
FLOTUS=First Lady of the United States
The Top 11 Changes at the White House Now That the Clintons have a Puppy
11. To avoid confusion, staff begins referring to Madelaine Albright by name.
10. New 'doggy door' makes it that much easier to sneak out a midnight run to McDonald's.
9. At long last, Bill won't have to flinch *every* time he hears 'Bad boy.'
8. 'Bitch' label now somewhat ambiguous.
7. Accusations of random crotch-sniffing at the White House no longer automatically implicate the President.
6. New, unwelcome presents under the Christmas tree.
5. Obviously miffed Socks slips Kenneth Starr a note....
4. Pipe and slipper retrieval removed from Al Gore's daily to-do list.
3. Roger Clinton no longer the only one to piddle in the Rose Garden.
2. Cries of 'What a dog!' no longer make Janet Reno wince at State dinners.
1. To the embarrassment of the trainers, DOTUS still unable to tell Al Gore from a tree.
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