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The Obamas' new dog: Hey, Bo (Diddley)!

No bunnies for the Obama children this Easter: it’s a dog instead. A Portuguese water dog, given to President Obama’s family by Sen. Ted Kennedy.

The dog’s name? Bo… as in Bo Diddley, which is why he qualifies for PopWatch status. (Diddley is also, it’s been reported, a nickname for Michelle Obama’s father.) But being named after one of the great founders of rock & roll is noteworthy, and consider the alternative: Given the young Obama daughters’ musical tastes, that dog could have been named after one of the Jonas Brothers.

The older rocker, who died last year, even had a hit song the family can use when calling the pup: 1957’s “Hey Bo Diddley.”

What do you think of the President’s choice of dog?

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