Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hillary Dumped Socks

As an avid cat lover, I'm appalled to learn that Hillary Clinton dumped Socks the cat after the Clintons left the White House. No longer needed for window dressing, Socks was tossed aside to become a part of the Clinton's littered path like so many others. The Times writes:

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.

Some believe the abandoned pet could now come between Hillary Clinton and her ambition to return to the White House as America’s first woman president . . . .


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.”

The story reminds us that the Clinton's chocolate Labrador, Buddy, got run over by a car soon after the Clintons moved to New York. It's just another confirmation in my mind that Hillary Clinton is one of the most cold, evil and calculated persons in American politics. The Socks tragedy aside, folks should be paying close attention to Hillary's fundraising scandal involving Chinese nationals. Why are the Clintons repeatedly being caught trying to raise money illegally from the Chinese?

20 comments:

Sir Hailstone said...

I saw something about that on Animal Planet some time ago, it was a program on Presidential pets - most pets over the years were dogs. The most infamous was LBJ picking up his dog by the ears.

Socks must be getting up there in years now, at least 17 or 18 or so. Wouldn't that just a kicker if the news reports on Socks dying and Hillary gets a sympathy boost in the polls as a result?

Anonymous said...

Really? Hillary Clinton has been "caught trying to raise money illegally from the Chinese"? Do you have any evidence of that?

socks said...

Meow, meeeoooowww meoooooww meoow!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 1035, Watch the news, you might learn something. I saw it this morning apparently there are a lot of dishwashers and waiters making minimum wage who have been contributing millions of their salary to Hillary. The unfortunate thing is no one can find a majority of them even though they all live in Chinatown. Sounds almost like she found a new way to invest in cattle futures.

Sir Hailstone said...

Anonymous Coward 10:35 - it's real simple. How does someone making minimum wage contribute to the limit under McCain-Feingold? Same thing happened with the family of four living in the San Francisco bay area with the help of extended family contributing around $50K to Clinton, all with the help of Johnny Hsu.

Whatever happened to Charlie Trie anyway?

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...are the cattle futures, anything like W putting up $14,500 for a share of a baseball team, knowing nothing about it (except being a fan), and in five years selling out for $4.5 mil?

Just wonderin.

You HillHaters are a trip. I think you're going to have a long time to cook up your silly little theories.

Party on.

Marti said...

If that's all the Republican's got, this election will be a landslide. Bush and the current crop of Republican candidates are no better. The electorate is so caught up in dumb shit like the Presidential animals, that real policy discussion goes out the window.

Is this kind of pandering ANY different from Bush, who refused to ride of a horse of Vicente Fox? Fox called Bush a "windshield cowboy," among other things. Bush is no more a "cowboy" than Cowboy Bob.

Anonymous said...

I know this doesn't go into your assumption, but maybe, just maybe, Hilary realized that with Chelsea out of the house, Bill doing his post-presidency tour, and herself as the new junior Senator from New York, she didn't have the time to properly care for an animal? That maybe, just maybe, she thought this through and did the right thing? That maybe, just maybe, everything is not proof that Hilary is evil and calculating.

Sheesh. I really like reading this blog, and hope it doesn't turn into a Hilary bash everyday. There are enough of those. Stick to local issues.

Anonymous said...

When my sister and brother-in-law moved because of his new job, my sister "jumped" her cat on my parents. Does that make her a "cold, evil and calculated person"?

Sir Hailstone said...

"Bush and the current crop of Republican candidates are no better"

Bush is NOT up for re-election.

Leave it to a moonbat to keep up with the BDS.

Anonymous said...

A Hillary/Bart comparison is real simple.
1) Neither one had any experience in any of the areas they were elected to and neither one has produced 1 piece legislation that has been successful.
2) Both surround themselves with people of questionable character and think nothing of it. Hillary has hired Sandy Burglar to help with her campaign as well as the James ($20 through a trailerpark) Carvell. Bart has the likes of Monroe Gray and Ron(push a cop)Gibson.
3) Hillary was involved in throwing people out of their offices and into the streets with Travel Gate. Bart had Coit Gate where he kept citizens out in the streets while he ordered city emlpoyees to clap for his 65% tax increase and didn't allow any taxpayer input.
Is that enough?

Advance Indiana said...

If you're a loving cat owner as I have been for 15 years, it's hard to think of any circumstance under which I would give up my beloved pet. Let's see, I'm on my death bed and I want to find a new home for him where I know he will be shown the love and care I showed for him. That about covers it. I've known plenty of people who easily pawn their pets off on other family members and friends and it's usually because taking care of the pet is an inconvenience or they are about to shack up with someone who wants nothing to do with the pet. The problem is these same people tend to take a similar attitude towards the raising of their children. I treat my cat as if he were no different than a human child.

ProCynic said...

Cats are superior to people. Socks would probably make a more effective POTUS than Hillary. Socks would definitely make a more effective council preident than Monroe Gray or a more effective congressperson than Julia Carson. Actually, i took an informal poll last week as to which would make a more effective public servant -- Monroe Gray or a bowl of Jello. The Jello won in a landslide.

Anonymous said...

I treat my cat as if he were no different than a human child.

What a sad commentary on the state of the world today.

Anonymous said...

I have children, and two cats. I love them all dearly.

I think Gary was trying to make a subtle point. No need to take it to another level, 6:44. The sun will come up tomorrow. Life goes on.

It's still a silly post, Gary. Sorry. First truly silly post I've ever seen on this blog. There could be a dozen reasons why the cat did not follow Bill and Hill. And even IF HC is an animal hater, which I doubt, I'm much more concerned how a potential president will handle tough issues.

It means zippo about her potential leadership qualities, or, as many here might believe, the lack thereof.

Advance Indiana said...

Anon 7:17 said, "First truly silly post I've ever seen on this blog."

Forget the item on Socks the cat. The Chinese fundraising scandal should alarm you. There is a pattern over many years of the Clintons relying on unethical and criminal Chinese nationals to illegally raise money for their political campaigns. If Janet Reno had allowed this investigation to go forward instead of blocking it, I assure you the revelations would have shocked the nation. The Clintons have quite a penchant for unusual ties to underworld figures. I don't want anyone near the White House who is comfortable associating themselves with underworld figures as the Clintons are. These truths are known to Evan Bayh. I can only assume he sees nothing wrong with organized crime figures wielding power at the highest levels of government to back her for president. Not the Bayhs from Shirkieville my father's family called friends.

Anonymous said...

Well, then why don't you post a blog entry about said fundraising irregularities rather than something as silly as this. I have been pretty disappointed in several of the blog entries around here recently. You can do better.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you AI. The Egyptians had it right.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the earlier poster that this post is just silly. Your personal affection for cats aside, imploring us to hate Hilary Clinton because they gave up their cat is downright silly. As for the chinese national fundraising piece, I agree Anon 8:57 - why don't you post a real piece about that?

Anonymous said...

Nixon in a pantsuit.