President Obama Makes Light of Dog Wars

04/30/2012 AT 02:30 PM EDT



President Barack Obama had the audience in stitches during Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, and with no subject did he draw bigger laughs than the ongoing "dog wars" being played out between political parties.

"I know everybody is predicting a nasty election, and thankfully, we've all agreed that families are off-limits," he said. "Dogs, however, are apparently fair game."

Attendees at the Washington Hilton ballroom were then shown a parody Super PAC ad which showed Mitt Romney's much-maligned treatment of his Irish setter Seamus, who he strapped to the roof of his car, as fighting for his dog's freedom. Meanwhile, Obama and First Dog Bo, including his Easter celebrating and a ride in Dad's limo, are heavily criticized.



But the video's best bit may have been a forlorn looking shot of Bo accompanied by the strains of Sarah McLachlan's"Angel," a nod to the singer's animal cruelty awareness campaign, with the ad stating, "Dogs can't afford 4 more years of Obama. For them, that's 28 years. Our dogs need leadership now."

To see more of the parody ad, watch the video above.

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