One theory on Capitol Hill is this: the watchdog itself may be caught up in its own crisis.
One watchdog group reported shortages of ballots, technical problems, and ballot stuffing.
Thankfully, a watchdog group of unskewers at the Science Media Centre examined the actual facts.
Indeed, the watchdog press has not functioned as a watchdog at all.
Bo is currently under detention by the party's watchdog department.
Dr. Grayle was awaiting her in the corridor, a watchdog, patient and placid.
"Perhaps he feels as if he were our watchdog, Babbie," she said.
His instinct was merely to remain there, like a watchdog, and never take his eyes off her till the time came for him to spring.
And then the "watchdog" exhibited the first evidence of spirit that it had ever been known to show.
The watchdog at the gate can size up a swindler as well as a man.