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Barney The Dog: A Presidential Liability

President Bush has a lot to worry about. The economy, two wars, eating pretzels and Barney his dog.

It seems the Reuters reporter isn’t the only person that Barney has bitten. The Boston Globe has this article about how Barney drew blood when he bit the wrist of the Celtics public relations director in September.

What would happen if Barney bit someone in Connecticut?

President and Mrs. Bush would be strictly liable for his actions.

Click here for a brief summary of Connecticut dog bite law.

Don’t be surprised if President Bush starts pushing for tort reform before he leaves office.

If that fails, don’t be surprised to hear Barney begging for a pardon.