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Posted on 05/20/2010 6:31:33 PM PDT by Steelfish
Rodent Scurries By as Obama Lauds Wall Street Vote May 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the midst of his battle with the titans of Wall Street, President Barack Obama was nearly upstaged by a rodent. Obama had just begun a Rose Garden statement lauding the end of a Senate filibuster on his financial overhaul when some kind of rodent dashed out of the bushes to his right, just outside the Oval Office.
As photographers snapped away in the sun-drenched garden, the critter scurried straight past the gray podium with the presidential seal and made a bee-line for another set of bushes to Obama's left. It's not clear if the president could even see the streaker, but he didn't show any reaction. And he concluded his statement minutes later, returning to his office without answering a few shouted questions on other topics.
Once he was safely inside the Oval Office, a fierce debate erupted among the photographers and reporters who'd witnessed the dash. Was it a rat or a mouse? Or maybe a mole, or some other kind of related creature.
Before long, experts had joined the fray.
''I would partially rule out rat,'' said Russell Link, a wildlife biologist who works for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. ''That's due to the lack of a tail that is typically equal to body length.''
After viewing a photograph of the surprising scurry, Link said, ''My suspicion is it's a vole, commonly called a 'meadow mouse' out our way.''
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Beware the ides of mouse?
The guy is always surrounded by dimocRATS.
Ah the symbolism....
I wonder if it had its papers?
First bees now rats? The White House is a slum now?
So, where are the pictures. Why haven’t we seen them?
Typical stupid lib press: they’re more interested in whether it was a rat or a vole than they are in the fact that the Obozo is the biggest rat of all.
Proof that God has a sense of humor!
Check out Drudge - he has a very good pic.
Rats. Rats. Rats! Thousands! Millions of them! All red blood! All these will I give you if you will obey me.
I think it was Eric Holder.he actually looks like he escaped from the Island of Dr.Moreau(the ratman).
I wonder if it's registered to vote, yet.
Are lips colored like his a trait of Indonesians? I don’t think that trait is typical of Kenyans or oxi and afro mixes, is it?
I have seen earlier pictures where they didn’t look like that when he was younger
I blame Michelle’s garden and bee hive.