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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — The presidential campaign has quickly gone to the dogs.

First, Mitt and Ann Romney found themselves explaining yet again their treatment of family dog Seamus, who rode along on family vacations in a kennel strapped to the roof of the family car.

Now, Republicans eager to turn the tables are pointing to President Barack Obama’s own recollection of a time growing up when he ate dog meat, we suppose to argue that he’s really dog’s worst friend.

In his memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” Obama wrote about how his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, introduced him in Indonesia “to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).”

It all led a reporter to ask White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday about what the president made of the back-and-forth.

“I think we’re talking about a reference in his book to a period when he was 6 or 7 years old,” Carney said. “You know, making a big deal out of it sounds like somebody who’s trying to get out of the doghouse on something.”

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