I'm sure the new dog is reason enough, but I was thinking more because of Obama's decision (tough thought it wasn't) to allow the Navy to do their job and rescue Captain Phillips from Somali hijackers. With quick precision, 3 pirates were "neutralized" while a fourth ran around screaming "Blow the whistle, ref. Blow the whistle!" (from Necessary Roughness).
So, here's to you (cue music) kickin ass and raising taxes commander in chief guy. Thanks to you, cognitive dissonance runs rampant in liberal circles today.