The Barney cam is up! (It has been up all day, I assume, but I am just getting around to it, as I have been engaged with the farm bill, which has entered my life again in our ongoing tumultuous relationship.)

In this year’s annual holiday video, Barney and Miss Beazley go on a quest to become Junior Park Rangers. It is fairly cute, especially the scenes where the pups dash through the corridors of the White House on their adorable stubby legs. But, hellooooo, where is the White House Prop Team? What is the point of becoming a Junior Park Ranger if there is no hat? Nary even a badge!? This is a stunning oversight and, indeed, an incredible disappointment. Just imagine, if you will, the cuteness of the pups beneath a cap like the one pictured below –now, that would be good theater!