White House Stalwart Attacks Reporter; Blood Drawn, Physician Consulted

The Washington Post‘s Al Kamen reports that Barney, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush’s dog, tried to bite a reporter from Reuters. (This comes via The Huffington Post’s Media vertical.)

Writes Mr. Kamen:

Reuters television White House correspondent Jon Decker reports that President Bush’s dog Barney, going on a walk this morning on the North Lawn, let his reaction to the news show.

He ‘bit my right index finger this morning—as I reached down to pet him,’ Decker said. The bite broke skin and the wound was bleeding enough to prompt White House physician Dr. Richard Tubb to treat Decker with antibiotics. He will also be getting a tetanus shot.

A Presidential pardon may be in order.