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Rodent Scurries By as Obama Lauds Wall Street Vote
NYTimes ^ | May 20th 2010

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.''

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamarat; commierats; infestation; marxistrat; mice; rats; rodent; vole; whitehouse
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1 posted on 05/20/2010 6:31:33 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

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bttt


2 posted on 05/20/2010 6:31:56 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Steelfish

Beware the ides of mouse?


3 posted on 05/20/2010 6:33:04 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

The guy is always surrounded by dimocRATS.


4 posted on 05/20/2010 6:33:22 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: Steelfish

Ah the symbolism....


5 posted on 05/20/2010 6:34:08 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder if it had its papers?


6 posted on 05/20/2010 6:34:33 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Steelfish

First bees now rats? The White House is a slum now?


7 posted on 05/20/2010 6:35:38 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Steelfish

So, where are the pictures. Why haven’t we seen them?


8 posted on 05/20/2010 6:35:41 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Illegal is not a race, it is a crime)
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To: Steelfish

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.


9 posted on 05/20/2010 6:36:34 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Steelfish
some kind of rodent dashed out of the bushes to his right

Bush's fault!!!

10 posted on 05/20/2010 6:36:37 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: ColdOne
are his lips getting bluer

11 posted on 05/20/2010 6:36:39 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Steelfish

Proof that God has a sense of humor!


12 posted on 05/20/2010 6:38:44 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: McGavin999

Check out Drudge - he has a very good pic.


13 posted on 05/20/2010 6:40:01 PM PDT by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: Steelfish

Rats. Rats. Rats! Thousands! Millions of them! All red blood! All these will I give you if you will obey me.


14 posted on 05/20/2010 6:40:22 PM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: Steelfish

I think it was Eric Holder.he actually looks like he escaped from the Island of Dr.Moreau(the ratman).


15 posted on 05/20/2010 6:40:27 PM PDT by steamroller
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To: ColdOne
'I wonder if it had its papers?"

I wonder if it's registered to vote, yet.

16 posted on 05/20/2010 6:40:49 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Erik Latranyi; RummyChick
The Lord of the Flies is now also King Rat...


17 posted on 05/20/2010 6:41:22 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RummyChick

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?


18 posted on 05/20/2010 6:41:46 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

I have seen earlier pictures where they didn’t look like that when he was younger


19 posted on 05/20/2010 6:42:43 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Paige

I blame Michelle’s garden and bee hive.


20 posted on 05/20/2010 6:43:12 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: steamroller
Someone needs to shrink his head and put it on a rat. There was a pic today photoshopped to have multiple rats all around Obama
21 posted on 05/20/2010 6:44:33 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Steelfish

You mean he didn’t run over to it and snuff it out like he did that fly?


22 posted on 05/20/2010 6:45:23 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: MHGinTN

Wasn’t there some other rat scurrying past him last week or so?

Vermin know fellow vermin, and are comfortable with them.


23 posted on 05/20/2010 6:45:52 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Yes, there is a video of a rat but I don’t think he was at the podium, yet.


24 posted on 05/20/2010 6:47:03 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Perhaps his02 blood level is low. One can only hope ... for change ... in the Oval Office.
25 posted on 05/20/2010 6:47:58 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Steelfish
"I Poopz in the Organik White Hauz Veggyz".

Photobucket

26 posted on 05/20/2010 6:50:41 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: RummyChick

That’s what happens when your lungs can’t process sufficient oxygen...it’s that smoking thing of his.


27 posted on 05/20/2010 6:50:52 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: McGavin999

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/photos/3/3c64e8bf-d6d4-42e3-8853-b1509c1e94eb.html?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

PHOTO AT LINK^^^^


28 posted on 05/20/2010 6:51:23 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: MHGinTN


29 posted on 05/20/2010 6:52:08 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Steelfish

Birds of a feather...


30 posted on 05/20/2010 6:52:24 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Steelfish

What state was the rodent from?


31 posted on 05/20/2010 6:52:52 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ColdOne

Mole.


32 posted on 05/20/2010 6:53:23 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Steelfish

There are rodents around the WH, besides Bambi and Moosechelle? Maybe they need a good mousing barn cat instead of Bo the water dog. Poor Bo. At least he doesn’t know he’s a prop...


33 posted on 05/20/2010 6:54:53 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: ColdOne

Oh! That’s Nancy Pelosi, I’m surprised nobody recognized her.


34 posted on 05/20/2010 6:55:09 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Illegal is not a race, it is a crime)
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To: Steelfish

Rodents in the Rose Garden.

Mother used to say, “You can’t tell
the players without a program.”


35 posted on 05/20/2010 6:55:23 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: savedbygrace

Looks more like a vole.


36 posted on 05/20/2010 6:55:25 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: Steelfish

The White House is infested with Rats?


37 posted on 05/20/2010 6:55:40 PM PDT by two23 (Everything about them is a lie)
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To: twhitak
the bushes to his right

Keep out the Bushes.

38 posted on 05/20/2010 6:56:34 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: GnuHere
. At least he doesn’t know he’s a prop... LOL!
39 posted on 05/20/2010 6:57:36 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ErnBatavia



40 posted on 05/20/2010 6:58:14 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Steelfish

It is actually James O’Keef operating a new toy remote control! It is an electronic mole. Video and audio has been recorded throughout the White House. Remember the phase, :if I was a fly on the wall? well this is a mouse under His bed, in the desk of the Oval office and in her garden. Oh the treasure that has been collected!


41 posted on 05/20/2010 7:00:33 PM PDT by Stymee
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To: Steelfish


OBAMA DOESN'T TAKE QUESTIONS FROM THE RAT, EITHER


42 posted on 05/20/2010 7:00:37 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: McGavin999

looks like the dims are fleeing the ship
43 posted on 05/20/2010 7:00:54 PM PDT by j_guru
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To: Steelfish
Hard to tell the difference...except the right one is more intelligent....


44 posted on 05/20/2010 7:01:22 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Vole. Too big for a mole, and too quick.


45 posted on 05/20/2010 7:01:44 PM PDT by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: Paige

Next frogs, locusts, their wine turns to blood, fire and brimstone fall from the sky....


46 posted on 05/20/2010 7:02:06 PM PDT by Grig
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To: Past Your Eyes

You’re probably right. I just blew up the photo and at 200%, I can see that it’s not a mole.


47 posted on 05/20/2010 7:02:07 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Looks more like a vole.

I agree. It doesn't seem to have a rat tail.

48 posted on 05/20/2010 7:04:13 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Paige

It’s Section 8 White House Housing.


49 posted on 05/20/2010 7:04:41 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: RummyChick

Gosh, how did the douchey jackass in those pics ever get to be President of the United States?


50 posted on 05/20/2010 7:05:06 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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