Sunday, October 21, 2007

Was Socks Vince Foster'ed?

Via Drudge comes
this report on Hillary's dumping of her beloved cat upon leaving the White House. Peter Black comments:
They tell us that as 'the “first pet” of the Clinton era, Socks, the White House cat, allowed “chilly” Hillary Clinton to show a caring, maternal side as well as bringing joy to her daughter Chelsea. So where is Socks today?

Once the presidency was over, there was no room for Socks any more. After years of loyal service at the White House, the black and white cat was dumped on Betty Currie, Bill Clinton’s personal secretary, who also had an embarrassing clean-up role in the saga of his relationship with the intern Monica Lewinsky.'

Obviously, anybody who had to 'clean-up' after Monica deserves the comfort and company of such a gorgeous looking feline but according to the paper, it would have been better for Hillary if she had held onto Socks:

Clinton’s treatment of Socks cuts to the heart of the questions about her candidacy. Is she too cold and calculating to win the presidency? Or does it signify political invincibility by showing she is willing to deploy every weapon to get what she wants?

“In the annals of human evil, off-loading a pet is nowhere near the top of the list,” writes Caitlin Flanagan in the current issue of The Atlantic magazine. “But neither is it dead last, and it is especially galling when said pet has been deployed for years as an all-purpose character reference.”

Socks has been harder to find than Osama bin Laden since Hillary vacated 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I can only speculate, but it would be no surprise to learn that Socks was "humanely euthanized" or even to learn Socks was stuck in a garbage bag and tossed on a busy freeway. I wouldn't want to wear out my usefulness to Mrs. Clinton.

Has anyone seen Socks in the last seven years? We need answers from Hillary.

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