WH press: Hey, is Romney's dog part of the important policy debate you're fostering?

Ed mentioned this in an update, but the video is worth a watch. Jake Tapper asks if Obama’s three references to Seamus are part of the “important policy debate” the White House is trying to have, which is allegedly being foiled by Romney and Ryan. Carney demurs, saying the Seamus line was just a joke in three speeches and shouldn’t overtake the conversation. Tapper calls the comment “cable catnip” the White House should be savvy enough to avoid. Carney exhibits wide-eyed innocence as most of the press corps chuckles.