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Old 05-16-09, 03:43 PM
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FDR responds to Republican attacks on his dog

FDR responds to Republican attacks on his dog
Originally broadcast: Sep 23, 1944

Posted by Jed Lewison • May 15, 2009 at 11:30 AM Pacific

In the 1944 Presidential election, Republicans attacked FDR for his dog, Fala, in much the same way that President Obama’s Republican critics are attacking his dog, Bo.

On September 23, 1944, FDR took his critics to task in what became known as the “Fala speech.” Watch:

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