First Dog Beanie Baby

Bo's fuzzy avatar, left, now on sale at the Clinton museum, of all places; and the real thing, right, in his official White House portrait. (Amy Argetsinger/The Washington Post; Chuck Kennedy/The White House)

Bo's fuzzy avatar, left, now on sale at the Clinton museum, of all places; and the real thing, right, in his official White House portrait. (Amy Argetsinger/The Washington Post; Chuck Kennedy/The White House)

H/t to The Washington Post‘s Reliable Source for letting me know that I can buy a Bo-like Beanie Baby at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas (holla, SW!).

Bo Obama’s steady march toward world domination continues. Guess where the first pup has shown up now? The Clinton Museum gift shop in Little Rock, Ark.

Our colleague Philip Rucker recently found him there — or rather, a Ty plush stuffed Beanie rendition of the black-and-white Portuguese water dog, on sale for $10.99.

…The Beanie Bo was first introduced a year ago — just weeks after the real Bo hit the scene — by Ty, the same manufacturer that was prompted to stop marketing “Marvelous Malia” and “Sweet Sasha” dolls after Michelle Obama objected to the use of her daughters’ images. It’s sold well since recently arriving at the Clinton gift shop, Kahler said — though not nearly as well as the toy version of Socks, the Clintons’ White House cat. The biggest sellers overall, she said: Their line of “I Miss Bill” products.

Yet ANOTHER reason why I want to go to the Clinton Library. I totes want.

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2 thoughts on “First Dog Beanie Baby

  1. Confession: I REALLY WANT TO GO TO ARKANSAS. Aside from the Clinton Library, I can’t say why, other than I’m a huge fan of Mountain Valley Spring Water… bottled in… Arkansas.

    That’s lame, right?

    I’m also a U.S. geography geek, so I kinda want to go anywhere in the U.S. Except Pittsburgh, for obvious reasons.

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