Okay, if you’re the governor you figure that in these polarized times half the voters don’t love you no matter what you do. But even the hardest hearts have to acknowledge the awesomeness of dogs. Case in point this week comes from Michigan, where the Detroit Free Press reports that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and family have adopted a seriously adorable brown and white Labradoodle puppy named Kevin that has become the gov’s constant companion. Yep, if you want to meet with Whitmer these days, you had better prepare for several minutes of puppy talk before you get down to business. Kevin follows a string of similarly-feted First Pooches: Doogie, former Gov. Rick Snyder’s beagle, and Mackinac, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s chocolate Labrador.
-- By RICH EHISEN