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Socks, former Clinton cat, put to sleep
CNN ^ | 02/20/09 | Uncredited

Posted on 02/20/2009 4:18:39 PM PST by Big_Monkey

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Socks, the cat who won international fame during his years in the Clinton White House, was euthanized Friday after months of treatment for cancer. Socks was adopted by Chelsea Clinton when her father was governor of Arkansas.

Socks was adopted by Chelsea Clinton when her father was governor of Arkansas.

Socks, who was born in 1989, was put to sleep about 10 a.m. at Three Notch Veterinary Clinic in Hollywood, Maryland, said veterinary assistant Rae Dera. Veterinarians say he was probably either 19 or 20 years old.

The cat had been losing weight since November and had been treated at the clinic, Dera said. He had been suffering from a cancer in his mouth and jaw.

Since the Clintons left the White House in 2001, Socks had lived with Betty Currie, former President Bill Clinton's secretary. The Clintons were known to have visited Socks, and Currie, when in Washington.

He had been a stray and was adopted by Chelsea Clinton, the Clintons' daughter, when Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animals; arkancide; bettycurrie; cats; clinton; conspiracy; firstpets; socks
Put to sleep? Just like Vince Foster was "put to sleep."
1 posted on 02/20/2009 4:18:39 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey

Or Ron Brown???


2 posted on 02/20/2009 4:19:12 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (Illegitimi non carborundum - "Don't let the bastards grind you down")
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To: Big_Monkey

What a shame. Socks was the only decent Clinton.


3 posted on 02/20/2009 4:20:11 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Repeal the 16th!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Buddy wasn’t too bad (but apparently knew too much)


4 posted on 02/20/2009 4:21:48 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Big_Monkey

Arkancide?


5 posted on 02/20/2009 4:22:09 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Big_Monkey

At least he died with his socks on.


6 posted on 02/20/2009 4:22:14 PM PST by Melinda
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To: Big_Monkey

I doubt that the Clinton’s care.

They’re rarely around. It was an obligation to get a pet just as Obama thinks he should get a dog.

As for Socks, that cat was the only decent one in the Clinton family. R.I.P. Socks.


7 posted on 02/20/2009 4:23:02 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Whatever happened to Buddy?


8 posted on 02/20/2009 4:23:28 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Big_Monkey

Sad news — the last decent member of the Clintoon family.


9 posted on 02/20/2009 4:23:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: nmh
Die under mysterious circumstances.
10 posted on 02/20/2009 4:23:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: Big_Monkey
If that cat could talk
What tales he'd tell
About Della and the Dealer
And the dog, as well
But the cat was cool
And he never said a mumblin' word.
11 posted on 02/20/2009 4:25:03 PM PST by uglybiker (AAAAAAH!!! I'm covered in BEES!)
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To: nmh

Buddy was “hit by a car” I believe.


12 posted on 02/20/2009 4:25:32 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: nmh
Whatever happened to Buddy?

Another Arkancide. Got hit by a car.

13 posted on 02/20/2009 4:26:13 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Why is it always the good ones who die first? Not only the only decent Clinton, but the most productive one as well.


14 posted on 02/20/2009 4:26:41 PM PST by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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To: Big_Monkey
The Clintons were known to have visited Socks, and Currie, when in Washington.

The "highly religious" (as described by the press) Betty Currie served as Bill Clinton's personal madame, discretely scheduling his Oval Office liasons with Lewinski and others.

I guess Bill visited her and Socks because he missed the pussy.

15 posted on 02/20/2009 4:26:45 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: nmh

Yeah, you notice how Obama hasn’t kept his campaign promise—to his own daughters.

I know, he will, and they’ll probably announce it next week on the day the Dow drops below 7000—it’ll be all the networks will report on.


16 posted on 02/20/2009 4:29:14 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: nmh

He was hit by a car in NY, as was their former dog, a cocker spaniel, in Arkansas.


17 posted on 02/20/2009 4:31:03 PM PST by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

18 posted on 02/20/2009 4:31:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: uglybiker

19 posted on 02/20/2009 4:32:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: Big_Monkey

I am truly sad for Socks.
I also had a cat with cancer in her jaw.
It is painful to lose any life to that horrible disease.
May Socks have some fun, and free of pain, over the Rainbow Bridge.
My cats and dogs are there to greet Socks.


20 posted on 02/20/2009 4:36:27 PM PST by siamesecats
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To: Big_Monkey; Slings and Arrows

RIP Socks. You were the only honest inhabitant in the White House in those years.


21 posted on 02/20/2009 4:37:31 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Big_Monkey
Photobucket
22 posted on 02/20/2009 4:37:39 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Who's the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?")
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To: Big_Monkey
Mary Mahoney (Former White House intern shot multiple times in a Starbucks, pockets picked, no cash register money taken)
Luther "Jerry" Parks (Provided security for Clinton's campaign, multiple gunshots)
Kevin Ives (Witness to Mena, skull crushed, left to be run over by train)
Don Henry (Witness to Mena, stabbed, left to be run over by train)
Eric Butera (Starbucks informant, beaten to death in sting)
Jeff Rhodes (Ives/Henry Witness, gunshot to head)
Ed Gould (Clinton's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council, Toxic)
Florence Martin (Accountant with info on Barry Seal, Gunshot to head)
Alder Berriman (Barry) Seal (Mena, Murdered)
Keith McKaskle (Ives/Henry Informant, Stabbed)
Gregory Collins (Ives/Henry Informant, Gunshot to Head)
James Milon (Ives/Henry Informant, Decapitated)
Richard Winters (Ives/Henry Suspect, Shotgunned)
Jordan Ketelson (Ives/Henry Informant, Shotgunned)
Larry Guerin (Inslaw Investigator, unknown)
Alan Standorf (NSA, Inslaw Investigator, unknown)
Dennis Eisman (Inslaw attorney, Shot)
Mitchell D. Abel, (Cocaine dealer and student re Tyson, Gunshot)
Mike Samples (Ives/Henry witness)
Eric L. Henderson (financial advisor to Ron Brown, shot while riding bicycle)
Steve Leung (investor in China, beaten)
Mary Beth (Pixie) Grismore (politically connected, murdered)
Judy Danielak (journalist, sniper)
Cecil Boren (by escaped inmate, tainted blood whistleblower)
Lee Scott Hall (stabbed, Lawrence Livermore Lab employee)
John D Muskopf (CIA Analyst, killed in robbery attempt)
Socks "The Cat" (Knew where the skeletons were hidden, put down)

23 posted on 02/20/2009 4:40:35 PM PST by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: dead
I guess Bill visited her and Socks because he missed the pussy.

"I did not have Socks with that woman..."

24 posted on 02/20/2009 4:41:54 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: BenLurkin
One of the best cat pix of all time. Socks shows more dignity in that one photo than Bubba did during his entire presidency.
25 posted on 02/20/2009 4:42:51 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: dead
"I guess Bill visited her and Socks because he missed the pussy. "

He shoots. He Scoooooorrrrrreeeesssssss!

26 posted on 02/20/2009 4:51:05 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: nmh
"Whatever happened to Buddy?"

Bubba threw him in front of a car.

27 posted on 02/20/2009 4:52:08 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Big_Monkey

Well, Socks lived much longer than Vince.
RIP, kitty. Sorry he got cancer:-(


28 posted on 02/20/2009 4:55:02 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Good as Gold)
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To: siamesecats

Socks was a beautiful tuxedo cat, like my Timmy.
Timmy had cancer of the nasal passage, but he was a trooper ‘til the end.
RIP Socks. You’re with friends now.


29 posted on 02/20/2009 4:56:21 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: siamesecats

Socks is now at the Rainbow bridge. RIP, Socks.


30 posted on 02/20/2009 5:05:36 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: siamesecats

http://www.rainbowbridge.com
http://www.rainbowbridge.org


31 posted on 02/20/2009 5:08:28 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Big_Monkey

Only the Clintons would use the death of their pet to get back in the news.


32 posted on 02/20/2009 5:10:40 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: mass55th
Bubba threw him in front of a car.

That's so Arkansas Hillbilly 90's.

Bam-Bam throws 'em under a BUS! And it's getting full.

33 posted on 02/20/2009 5:16:24 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: nmh

He got hit by a car shortly after the Clintons left the WH.


34 posted on 02/20/2009 5:27:13 PM PST by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: Socks C.

You were looking good back then!

RIP


35 posted on 02/20/2009 6:36:18 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Big_Monkey

RIP!


36 posted on 02/20/2009 6:37:01 PM PST by EdnaMode
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To: dfwgator
"(1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)"

I noticed your tag. Do you think there's any significance to the fact that every time Florida wins a National Championship, the Democrats give the Republicans a shellacking?

37 posted on 02/20/2009 6:47:55 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: dynachrome; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

38 posted on 02/20/2009 7:32:41 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (This disaster brought to you by the failed Obama administration.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
What a shame. Socks was the only decent Clinton.

Agreed. RIP, Socks, may you meet my kitties at the Rainbow Bridge.
39 posted on 02/20/2009 7:34:35 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama an Anti-Christ? - B.O. Stinks! (Robert Riddle))
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To: Big_Monkey
Socks, former Clinton cat, put to sleep

Bill has gone into seclusion worried he might be next.

40 posted on 02/20/2009 7:38:04 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: Big_Monkey; SunkenCiv; Lady Jag

41 posted on 02/20/2009 9:26:27 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Big_Monkey

Poor kitty. RIP.


42 posted on 02/20/2009 10:01:06 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Big_Monkey
Since the Clintons left the White House in 2001 and had no further PR use for a cat, they dumped Socks on someone, the way they have always been totally self-centered POSes.
43 posted on 02/21/2009 7:47:46 AM PST by pabianice
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To: martin_fierro

One dow- uh, oops, I mean, never mind...


44 posted on 02/21/2009 3:01:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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