Actually, it was Mary Crosby, political affiliation unknown.
Every Oval Office should have one.
See more of Socks (and Buddy the dog, too), here: The First Family’s Pets
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This magazine cover of the November 20, 2000, issue of Newsweek is entitled, “The Winner Is,” with a photo of half George W. Bush and half Al Gore. The presidential election had taken place earlier that month, but there was still no clear winner declared because of the close ballot count in the state of Florida. In this issue, Newsweek chronicled the lawsuits, court challenges and endless counting of ballots. The following month, George W. Bush was declared the winner of the closest presidential election in United States history.
Right, okay, so that’s John Hamilton, manager of Alf Landon's 1936 presidential campaign.
It’s September 10, and he’s telling the National Press Club in D.C. that he’s sure Landon will defeat President Franklin Roosevelt. (Spoiler: He didn’t.)
But okay, it’s his job to support his candidate, so all seems good …
… BUT WHY IS THERE AN OWL ON THE TABLE?
January 22, 1973: Walter Cronkite breaks into programming to announce that former President Lyndon B. Johnson has died in Texas at the age of 64.
Cronkite reports the details of LBJ’s death as he receives them live on-the-air during a telephone call with LBJ aide Tom Johnson.