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Rest in Peace, Socks...

In this March 19, 1994 file photo, Socks the cat peers over the podium in the White House briefing room in Washington. Socks, the White House cat during the Clinton administration, has died. He was about 18. Socks had lived with Bill Clinton's secretary, Betty Currie, in Hollywood, Md., since the Clintons left the White House in early 2001. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File) (The Spokesman-Review)
In this March 19, 1994 file photo, Socks the cat peers over the podium in the White House briefing room in Washington. Socks, the White House cat during the Clinton administration, has died. He was about 18. Socks had lived with Bill Clinton's secretary, Betty Currie, in Hollywood, Md., since the Clintons left the White House in early 2001. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File) (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

I suppose although it has been mentioned earlier in the week that Socks the cat, once the White House cat during the Clinton administration, has died. According to several sources, after Clintons left the White House, Socks lived with Bill Clinton's secretary, Betty Currie, in Hollywood, Maryland since 2001.

So why did Clinton have a cat in the White House if they weren't going to keep it? If a feline is good enough to reside in the White House, wouldn't it stand to reason it would suffice for anywhere else? Or was that just for warm-and-fuzzy photo ops?

Maybe it was because with Hillary jaunting around the world as Secretary of State and Bill romping around the world with his bosom buddy George Bush, Sr., perhaps they no longer had the disposable time necessary to pet and feed the cat?

Rest in Peace, Socks.

Dave




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