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Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:35 PM

Socks the Clinton's Cat




27 years ago today, "Socks" Clinton addressed reporters from White House Press Room podium on the state of cats and dogs.
"Socks" bemoaned the long discrimination against cats as White House pets, and need for presidents to be more bi-partisan in affection shown to cats and dogs.----@ruh_william

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Reply Socks the Clinton's Cat (Original post)
irisblue Mar 2021 OP
luckone Mar 2021 #1
irisblue Mar 2021 #2
luckone Mar 2021 #3
irisblue Mar 2021 #4
luckone Mar 2021 #8
CaptainTruth Mar 2021 #5
soldierant Mar 2021 #11
catrose Mar 2021 #12
CaptainTruth Mar 2021 #6
speak easy Mar 2021 #10
Evolve Dammit Mar 2021 #7
Fla Dem Mar 2021 #9
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2021 #13

Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:52 PM

1. I thought I heard that the Bidens also have a cat at the White House is that correct?

If I am not mixed up and that is true
are there any pics of the kitty ?Does anyone know?

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Response to luckone (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 01:30 PM

2. I do not think they have a WH cat today.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 01:53 PM

3. TY for the answer 😻

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Response to luckone (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 02:41 PM

4. from the Press Secretary 9 March 2021



transcript-
Published on Mar 9, 2021
During a White House press briefing on Tuesday, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: "We were promised a White House cat. What happened to that?"

Psaki responded, "I donít have any update on the cat," adding, "we know the cat will break the internet."

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Response to irisblue (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 02:57 PM

8. OK at least there was mention of a cat + I'm not hallucinating . Thank you for the Socks flashback 😻

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Response to luckone (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 02:42 PM

5. No, not yet.

There is some confusion because another member of the Biden family has posted pictures of the "Biden cat" on Twitter & even referred to it as "the first cat," but Joe & Jill Biden don't have a cat, yet. It's said they plan to adopt one.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 03:32 PM

11. That cat is Winston.

Winston was announce on Twitter as the official first cat by Camp Biden and Major Biden, but has not been in the White House. I realize GSDs are very bright, but I still think it's unrealistic to expect them to understand all the intricacies of protocol.

But the intent is good.

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Response to luckone (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 03:35 PM

12. I think Winston the black rescue cat is granddaughter Naomi's cat.

Winston says he is acting COTUS until the White House Bidens get their cat.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 02:45 PM

6. Socks: "Now that I have attained my rightful place as supreme ruler...

...of the world... I will be taking a nap."

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 03:17 PM

10. ... after I am finished with some of the rats

in the Press Pool

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 02:49 PM

7. Should have given Socks the gavel. "Listen up humans.."

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 03:08 PM

9. Socks, Gone but not forgotten.


When the Clintons left the White House in 2001, they took Buddy to their new home, but left Socks under the care of Bill Clinton's secretary, Betty Currie. Buddy would die within a year, being hit by a car in 2002.[7]

By June 2008, Socks was still living with Currie and her husband in Hollywood, Maryland, about 60 miles from Washington, but had a thyroid condition, hair loss, weight loss, and kidney problems.[8]

In December 2008, Socks was reported to be in failing health, apparently suffering from cancer.[9] Socks was euthanized on February 20, 2009, in Hollywood, Maryland,[10] after suffering cancer of the jaw.[4]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socks_(cat)

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 12:15 AM

13. Oh poor baby

I never knew what happened to Socks.
He was so handsome.

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