We’ve seen a lot of hot takes around the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, and a lot of people have become enamored of Sully, Bush’s service dog who was made famous in a beautiful photo of him keeping watch over Bush’s flag-draped casket.
Before dog lovers start spreading any fake news around Sully, though, Slate made it clear that Sully was Bush’s service dog and had been with him for only six months.
— Slate (@Slate) December 3, 2018
Savage absolutely rekt HW with this https://t.co/k3xtbuUWZp
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) December 4, 2018
What’s the point here, exactly?
this ain’t it, chief
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) December 4, 2018
Wow you guys are dumb
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) December 4, 2018
Good Lord it just be exhaustong to be this cynical and soulless.
— Peas And Long Life (@peasandlonglife) December 4, 2018
Wow you guys really owned the Republicans with this one
— James Mackie (@jamie_mackie1) December 4, 2018
Entire Internet *whipping away tears* “that dog is such a good boy”
Slate: “well, ACKCHUALLY”
— thetacticalyuppie (@tacticalyuppie) December 4, 2018
Normal human response: Aww, a heartwarming story about a dog’s postmortem attachment to his human, who happens to be a former president, national icon, loving father, war hero, and dedicated patriot with decades of selfless service.
Slate: *pushes up glasses* wElL aChKsHuAlLy!
— Cole B. (@jediwinetrick) December 4, 2018
You mean the dog isn’t actually 90 human years old?
— Ernest HODLway (@hodlway) December 4, 2018
Wait, he really didn’t:
– Serve with him in WWII
– Follow him to Beijing
– Help him run the RNC
– Accompany him to the House of Reps
– Follow him to through the V.Presidency for 8 years and then to the WH for 4 more
– And stay by his side for another 1/4 of a century?
— Christmas Ben (@real_Ben_Turner) December 4, 2018
The actual title of the piece (Don’t Spend Your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush) manages to be even worse than the tweet. Do we really need a preachy contrarian opinion on a sweet moment with a dog that helped an elderly man at the end of his life? https://t.co/325NWx9rS2
— yokotaster (@neontaster) December 4, 2018
— JR Thatcher (@JrThatcher) December 4, 2018
When your pettiness knows no limits…
— Chris (@chwinburn) December 4, 2018
Thank you for reminding me of why I go out of my way to ignore the hell out of Slate.
— Paleoprof (@Paleoprof) December 4, 2018
…and your point??
— Chris J.Z. Guerin (@zackofoz) December 3, 2018
Who thought it was a good idea to let a damn cat write an article about service dogs?
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) December 4, 2018
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 4, 2018
— David Williamson (@StolenMonkey86) December 4, 2018
I can’t even.
— stevenjaba (@stevenjaba) December 4, 2018
The bond between a service animal and partner is more profound than the bond between a pet and owner, and should be respected.
— Laura McLain (@LauraK9doc) December 4, 2018
— Meg Ely (@Mcely) December 4, 2018
Just wow. pic.twitter.com/Z3GCa9cCGp
— Ken Adams (@Elohssa412) December 4, 2018
Heck of a hill to die on here.
— Rod McGuinness (@rod3000) December 4, 2018
— Dwight Williams (@dwight_esq) December 4, 2018
It’s been a tough few years.
The dog made us feel good.
— CryptoGnome (@Davidthagnome) December 4, 2018
I am smelling a Pulitzer on this one fellas. Well done.
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) December 4, 2018
This might be the most perfect tweet to end Twitter on, forever. Shut it down. Now. https://t.co/j4GVAQAdJ5
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) December 4, 2018
‘Sick’! Slate shredded for ‘new low’ about what George H.W. Bush obituaries ‘largely left out’ https://t.co/2iRgH52lj0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 3, 2018
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