The Clintons' beloved Socks, died February 20 at the age of 20.

 

 

Al-Watan, Oman

Bad Policy and the Curse of America's White House Cats

 

"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?"

 

By Shawki Al-Hafez

 

Translated By James Jacobson

 

February 25, 2009

 

Oman - Al-Watan - Home Page (Arabic)

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 presidential cat!

 

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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Sultan of Oman Qabus bin Said chastises a crowd for the use of the term 'unemployed,' urging them to instead say 'job seeker'. [Click to Watch - free MEMRI registration required].

 

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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 dont 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 Obamas cat lives!

 

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