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Slate Runs a Hit Piece Attacking H.W.’s Service Dog, Sully

"This is simply a photograph of a dog doing something dogs love to do: Lie down."

By NTK Staff | 12.04.2018 @11:00am
Slate Runs a Hit Piece Attacking H.W.’s Service Dog, Sully

The liberal publication Slate ran an article attacking former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, telling readers not to waste their “emotional energy” on the dog.

Following the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, a picture of Sully standing guard next to Bush’s coffin went viral. The photo caused an outpouring of support for the dog’s apparent love and dedication to the late 41st president.

Not for Slate’s Ruth Graham, though, who wrote an article titled “Don’t Spend Your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush,” that published Monday.

In the article, Graham argued that Sully is simply “a service dog who had been with the president for six months,” and “not his lifelong companion.”

“He is an employee who served for less than six months,” Graham said. “[I]t’s a bit demented to project soul-wrenching grief onto a dog’s decision to lie down in front of a casket. Is Sully ‘heroic’ for learning to obey the human beings who taught him to perform certain tasks?”

“This is simply a photograph of a dog doing something dogs love to do: Lie down. The frenzy around it captures something humans love to do, too: Project our own emotional needs onto animals,” Graham concluded.

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