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Rescue dog traded in: Gov. Rick Scott fesses up on missing Lab

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Associated Press

(Read caption) Florida Gov. Rick Scott had his rescue dog traded in after the yellow Lab didn't get along well with others. Here, four dogs share a bed at an Alaskan dog rescue organization, Jan. 4.

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So your children – and constituents – want you to get a family dog

Sounds like a dandy idea, right? They’re cute, loyal, teach responsibility to the kids and look awesome in a pre-general-election photo shoot. (The dogs, that is. Not necessarily the voters.)

It's a dog's life It's a dog's life

But before you head off to the SPCA or start browsing all those doggy photos on Petfinder.com (you’re getting a rescue dog, of course – even the liberals can’t mess with you on that one), take a moment to ponder the lesson of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Reagan.

That would be Labrador retriever Reagan, mind you, not President Ronald.

Over the past few days, a media storm has been brewing around the first term GOP governor’s dog status. 


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