The Clintons' beloved Socks, died
February 20 at the age of 20.
Bad Policy and the Curse of America's
White House Cats
the deaths of Clinton cat Socks, Bush cat India and the death of Humphrey, Tony
Blair's cat, seem to be associated with the failed policies of their masters. Does
this mean that cats have a sixth sense that predicts the dark political future
of their owners?"
Translated By James
February 25, 2009
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Socks, the well-known Clinton family cat, perished at the hands of veterinarians
who gave it a merciful death, saving it from the suffering of cancer. As regrettable
as Socks' departure is, he leaves with the high esteem of Chelsea and her
mother Hillary, who published a book about Socks entitled: Dear Socks, Dear
Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pet, which tells of the intimate
relationship between the former first lady and her cat … which may have provided
some compensation for the distance of her husband during their time in the
White House while Bill chased cats of a different kind in the rooms and
corridors of the West Wing …
Left to right: Clinton cat Socks, Bush cat India and
Tony Blair's cat, Humphrey: Are the deaths of these
executive cats somehow connected to the political
doom of their owners?
It must be said that before the departure of the Bush
family from the White House, their pussycat by the name of India died. With her
departure came a presidential announcement which served as an obituary for the
late cat, which chose to leave the world while retaining the title of a
A bronze statue of the cat goddess Bastet from 1,000-2,000 BC.
Are these kitty deaths a coincidence, coming so close in
time without the death of a single White House dog? One can't say, but we know
with a certainty that the dogs of the White House, which help their owners fill
the ballot box, enjoy a far more favored position than the executive cats. The principle
that every president must have a dog is just as sacrosanct as the rule of American
diplomacy which requires diplomats to be married with two children.
This kind of elevation of dogs is contrary to ancient
Egyptian civilization, in which the cat held a sacred and symbolic place as the
god of love and fertility, immortalized by statues which had the head of a cat
and the body of a woman. The tombs of the Pharaohs were filled with statues of
cats rather than dogs. In fact, the comparison of the Pharaonic
cat with the presidential dog carries many meanings and connotations!
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Oman TV, February 8, 2005, 00:03:38
Amazingly, the deaths of Clinton cat Socks, Bush cat
India and the death of Humphrey, Tony Blair's cat, seem to be associated with the
failed policies of their masters. Does this mean that cats have a sixth sense
that predicts the dark political future of their owners? We don’t know, but there's
no doubt that the headquarters' of the Anglo-Saxon alliance led a multinational
dog that bit civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. The allies should consider
whether the deaths of the beautiful and dignified children of Gaza, Baghdad and
Helmand Province, who died because of war, blood, terror and other such things,
brought the deaths of the Anglo-leadership's cats.
Here's hoping that Barak Hussein Obama’s cat lives!
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