Monday, October 22, 2007

Little Things Mean Alot.

It's not a big thing, but it does speak volumes. Remember the cute little book by Hillary called "Dear Socks?" It was about the darling black and white cat the Clinton's had while in the White House.

TimesOnline asks if we remembers the other cute and cuddly "Dear Buddy: Kids’ Letters to the First Pets", in which she claimed that only with the arrival of Socks and his “toy mouse” did the White House “become a home.”

Well, it seems Hillary may have taken the silver when she left the White House, but not the cat:

After years of loyal service at the White House, the black and white cat was dumped on Betty Currie, Bill Clinton’s personal secretary.

And finally:

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.”

This is certainly not surprising to me. This may seem trivial, but all of us who love our pets know how calculating and cold this really is.

Forget Hsu, let the cat speak to the character.

h/t BigDog

I just noticed that Chris Muir's cartoon is about this today. Heh.