Saturday, February 21, 2009


From the Times and in its entirety:

Socks, the White House cat during the Clinton administration, has died. He was about 18. Socks had lived with former President Bill Clinton’s secretary, Betty Currie, in Hollywood, Md., since he left office in early 2001. Ms. Currie confirmed Socks’s death and said she was “heartbroken.”
But why was Socks living with the secretary? Was Socks just a prop? A feline manque? Inquiring minds want to know!

The truth is, I'm sure Socks had a lovely life with Ms. Currie and that both were happier that way. It's just a strange thing that Socks is known as the Clinton's cat when clearly he was no such thing.

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