WASHINGTON, D.C. - President-elect Barack Obama has hired a Basque shepherd to manage and guide the White House press corps. Andoni Lorda, age 61, will be responsible for keeping reporters assembled during and after press conferences. "They be just fine," said Lorda, who will work closely with incoming White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. "They [the press] very quiet and peaceful. Mr. Barack know who is asking a question because he tell them who is to ask question. So no trouble there. I put big bell on Helen Thomas and when she leave, other reporters leave too. Me and dog just there to keep them out of traffic."
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