So Long, Socks
Former First Feline Socks Clinton died yesterday at the approximate age of 20, which is pretty darn good for a cat.
Socks was an issue as late as the 2008 primaries, when Hillary and Bill were bashed for cynically using the cat and then "dumping" Socks on the president's personal secretary, Betty Currie. The reality is somewhat different: Socks adopted Betty, not the other way around, and the Clintons' gift was a great kindness to both cat and Currie.
Bill and Hill sent out a brief pres release, but Chelsea, of course, had no comment.