President Obama shopping with Bo. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

President Obama grabbing some carryout from Del Ray Pizzeria Wednesday afternoon. Stranded in Washington without his vacationing family during the payroll tax standoff, Obama took a break for some Christmas shopping with Bo at Alexandria’s Potomac Yard — stopping off at PetSmart (for a large dog bone) and Best Buy (where he bought, among other things, a Wii game — don’t let Sasha and Malia read this! “The girls beat me every time on this dance game,” he told reporters, “but you'll never get a picture of me [playing].”). Later, his entourage swept into neighboring Del Ray, where he stepped out of the motorcade himself to pick up an order of three large pizzas — sausage and pepperoni, green pepper and red onion, and a “supreme clientele” (all that plus olives and shrooms).

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