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Wed, Oct 24 | By Matt Van Hoven | 339

Senator Hillary Clinton has dodged a number of potentially show-stopping bullets during her run for president – but some say the plight of her former cat, Socks, may not be so easy to overcome. Sources say the black and white tuxedo … more ›

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Melanie
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Melanie
5 years ago

Most, if not all, politicians do things for the sake of politics. I am sure this cat was well taken care of and with the Clintons' busy schedule I am certain the cat was better off with someone who was able to be with him.

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barb  a.
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barb a.
5 years ago

does not deserve an animal

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Mary P.
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Mary P.
6 years ago

How pathetic. I'm sure Socks is better off. I certainly hope that woman does not end up being our President. I have no use for her or her husband. They're both two-faced.

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

lol catdancer is completely right. this woman is pathetic!! keep HER out of office

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EddieP
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EddieP
6 years ago

I wonder how much attention the cat had before from the Clinton's. I am sure Socks is much better off now.

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Tobias W.
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Tobias W.
6 years ago

I don't see the problem here. Yes, she gave up her cat, but she ensured that it went to a decent home. I mean, if she tossed it out on the streets, I'd call that being 'abandoned.' As far as I'm concerned, she still has my vote.

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

she is insane to begin with. why would you trust her with an animal

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

I am sure Socks is better off where he is at and much happier.

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Jamie W.
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Jamie W.
6 years ago

She's remained loyal to her cheating husband, but not her cat? Why am I not surprised?

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marlyn p.
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marlyn p.
6 years ago

As long as the cat is in a good and loving home, this is a non issue for me.

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

Pets are important in the White House. They provide a stress buster in an extremely stressful position. Hillary and Bill have no interest in pets. Pets call for a commitment they are unwilling to make. Socks is better off without them. After all, look what happened to Buddy.

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Tami T.
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Tami T.
6 years ago

I'm not sure "abandonment" is a fair characterization.

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LadySephiroth
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LadySephiroth
6 years ago

If they didn't have the time to take care of the pet properly then perhaps it was best to give it to the secretary. Hopefully the cat's being treated well in his new home.

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Felicia
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Felicia
6 years ago

maybe they didnt have time for the cat so gave it away.

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Charmedone92
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Charmedone92
6 years ago

I dont really like that, but I feel that the loss of Socks is more of Bill Clinton's fault because he was the one that had the affair, so he ended up giving Socks away. Hillary had no say in that, and I dont think she should be put as the cause of the problem.

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Beaglemutz
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Beaglemutz
6 years ago

She apparently 'uses cats' and will 'use' people to her advantage. You can assume where I stand on this issue.

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dana R.
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dana R.
6 years ago

It wouldn't effect me voting for her.
If we get that Obama in office, we may as well kiss out country goodbye. Never never anyone so anti american.

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Lisa
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Lisa
6 years ago

Politics aside, perhaps it is best she gave up the cat, since being on the campaign trail means she is not spending much time at home to take care of an animal. For the sake of the animal, it was better to find a new home than it be left alone for long stretches of time.

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Zoolover
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Zoolover
6 years ago

Not a Hillary fan either. Where was her TOUGH self, when she played the TEAR card a few night ago It's all an act. NO MORE CLINTONS IN THE WHITE HOUSE PLEASE. Just like it was an act to have a cat in the white house. I don't think they could take the cat to their next residents because it belonged to someone else the residents.











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Janicevarley
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Janicevarley
6 years ago

Just another reason to mark someone else's name on the ballot!

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karen
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karen
6 years ago

not a hillary fan, but if she wasn't going to care for the cat at least she found it a proper home. this story would not effect my vote unless she has a platform on animal rights laws.

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Jessica R.
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Jessica R.
6 years ago

I didnt have any respect for hillary before this article. I have even less now

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betty p.
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betty p.
6 years ago

It is one thing to be too busy, but wasn't the family just as busy in the White House. Before you take in a pet, folks need to think long and hard about it. It should be for life of the pet.

And to be honest, are the animals at the White House really pets. Maybe instead of having each new President and family bring in their own pets, there should just be a White House dog and cat and it just lives there forever.

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Getta S.
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Getta S.
6 years ago

Hey sometimes I get so busy I meet myself coming as I'm leaving...,doesn't mean I'm unloading my pets off on others because I'm busy.And yes,I DO make time for my pets.

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Margene  W.
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Margene W.
6 years ago

I think the cat is much better off with the secretary.Hopefully they won't get any more pets that they don't have time for.

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Ed D.
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Ed D.
6 years ago

Yes, this is mostly a political story. Yes, I'd vote against people I thougth were animal-unfriendly. But there's not enough info here to say that. Mrs. Clinton was pretty busy when she left the White House, moving to NY and running for Senate and whatnot. I think she, like everyone else, could have benefitted from a warm, furry pet. But if she decided not ... better for the cat to be someplace else. Whether the secretary takes good care of it we don't know.

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PackLeader1
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PackLeader1
6 years ago

Whats the whole story here?

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Rlhime
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Rlhime
6 years ago

If they gave the cat to someone they knew would care for it then who cares. Now if they dumped it on the side of the road or gave it to a shelter when they were "done" with it I could understand. I'm sure they very busy lives and don't have as much help as they used to, living in the white house, so giving it to someone that could care for it seemed like the best option.

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Ourstaff
6 years ago

If she kept the cat and didn't have the time to care for it properly the complaint would be neglect. Sometimes the only caring thing to do is to find another caretaker.

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Karen S.
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Karen S.
6 years ago

I think the Clintons did the responsibile thing by giving their cat Socks to a friend who could take care of him. I don't recall where the Clintons went to live immediately after leaving the White House but this adoption should not be a black mark on anyone.

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Rlhime
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Rlhime
6 years ago

I totally agree with you.

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Kim W.
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Kim W.
6 years ago

It shouldn't be expected nowadays. If they don't want one then they shouldn't have one.

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Charlotte C.
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Charlotte C.
6 years ago

It's doubtful the Clintons ever had time for the cat in the first place whereas the secretary probably can care for the cat. It seems a little silly to assign political motivation to having pets.

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Makenna
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Makenna
6 years ago

I AM SORRY I HAVE BEEN WITH AN SHELTER IN STATE OF WASHINGTON 3 YRS AND THE CURRENT SHELTER FOR 10. I MOVED BACK TO ILLIONIS 14 YEARS AGO FROM STATE OF WASHINGTON. I HAD 8 CATS 9 DOGS . I HAVE PROBLABLY HAD APPX 30 ANIMALS IN THE LAST 45 YEARS OF MY LIFE. I HAVE BEEN A FOSTER PARENT. I CURRENTLY HAVE SEVERAL PETS NOW. I AM WILD LIFE SIGHT TO RELEASE. I WORK AT A NO KILL SHELTER. I WILL BE VOTING FOR HILLARY IN ANY ELECTIONS SHE RUNS FOR . SHES A TOUGH LADY ,BUT ANYBODY WHO WORKS IN THE ANIMAL WORLD KNOWS YOU HAVE TO BE TOUGH WHEN DEALING WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE WE DEAL WITH. HILLARYS GREAT

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Dee
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Dee
6 years ago

It's hard to support someone that is that shallow.

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CORIU
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CORIU
6 years ago

I was very disappointed when they gave Socks away. I hope he has a better home now.

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Amber K.
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Amber K.
6 years ago

it dosnt really bother me, if she couldnt care for the pet, well then its better off with someone else. did she really care for it in the first place anyways or did someone else feed and play with it?

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Rlhime
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Rlhime
6 years ago

Very well put and I couldn't agree more.

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Gracie88
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Gracie88
6 years ago

Congrats Socks, for getting away from Hillary!!!

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Bertwood
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Bertwood
6 years ago

Animals are always the first to be discarded....

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Ahughes
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Ahughes
6 years ago

Isn't this the cat that supposedly found them back after they moved to the Whitehouse?

Gosh I rememebr a news story about finding Socks alive and well after miles of travel looking for his family or something of that nature.

Hilary isn't as big bad itch as we might all think. She'sa politician. You can't please everybody, and you pretty much can't have your own opinion in that buisiness. The trick is to fool the masses into thinking you are on their side.

I have relocated pets I loved before too. Sometimes it is best ofr the mental and physical health of the pet.

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Nurse4u92
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Nurse4u92
6 years ago

Did she give the cat away do that it can be better cares for? Perhaps the campaign trail leaves little time to properly care for Socks.

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michelle w.
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michelle w.
6 years ago

She didnt take care of her husband and she didnt take care of her cat is she really going to take care of this country?

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Laura1956pa
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Laura1956pa
6 years ago

I agree that poor Socks was a PR ploy....if you really love your pet, you would NEVER just give it away. I have been a "foster Mommy" with Rainbow Animal Refuge for almost 2 years, and it is so hard to see a little one get adopted, but we do screen to make sure they are going to get a good home. If Hilary wanted one of my little foster darlings, I'd have to turn her down.....they are family members, not disposable commodities.

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Maxinerauh
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Maxinerauh
6 years ago

thats not nice how much could she have really liked the cat if she could just give it away like that

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Stephanie
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Stephanie
6 years ago

Well most people in her position are busy, but at least she handed a cat down to someone that can take care of it. Since she has NEVER been president before, she may want to focus more on what she should be doing to try and win votes. It may be a smart idea for now to not have pets just for any animals well being.

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Amanda V.
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Amanda V.
6 years ago

The cat is probly less stressed out with its new home. I also probly gets more attention.

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Furls
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Furls
6 years ago

This wouldn't change by decisionnot to vote for her.

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Pigmother
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Pigmother
6 years ago

the cat is probably better off

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Lambrhondal
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Lambrhondal
6 years ago

An animal lover must be a prequiste for my vote to the white house. I feel that a person that is not akin to the animals are not turned into the needs of humans. It's that specialness of kindness that differs one candidate from the others - leader of the pack! It was bad enough that care was not taken to protect Buddy by letting him run into traffic, but now, I hear that Socks was passed onto someone else! Was the secretary the true caregiver of Socks?

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Tammyg
6 years ago

The article does not say why she gave the cat to the former secretary. Her motives could have been good and the cat may be happier.

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JOEB
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JOEB
6 years ago

THE CAT PROBABLY HAS A MUCH BETTER LIFE .AT LEAST SHE DID NOT GIVE IT TO SOME STRANGER.HOPE THE CAT LIKES HIS NEW HOME.

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