In mid-December, syndicated columnist Karl Frisch unearthed an odd tidbit of news that a dog answering to Chuck Todd, named after the NBC White House correspondent, had surfaced at his dog park. He snapped a picture and slapped it up on Twitter. Now Washingtonian media writer Harry Jaffe has gone a step further: he interviewed the owner and the dog when he, too, came across Chuck Todd the pooch at the dog park.

It turns out Todd, the human version, has a following of women. The dog owner’s wife as well as Jaffe’s wife, Louise, both consider themselves to be Chuck Todd groupies.

“Chuck Todd is at once frisky and easygoing, engaging but calm,” writes Jaffe of the four-legged Chuck Todd. He exudes, ‘Trust me, I know what I’m saying, and I have the numbers and sources to prove it.’”