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We have good news and bad news from the Obama transition team. The cutest Clintonite of all is on board, but perhaps not for long.

Socks the Cat, the most adorable White House pet since Hoover's German Shepard, was kicked to the curb after the Clintons left the White House. He was foisted on poor Betty Currie, Clinton's secretary.

Now, here is the good news: Socks is back in political favor! Obama's transition co-chairman is John Podesta, and Podesta just hired Currie to be his secretary!

But here is the bad news: Socks has cancer. He's 19! That is very old, for a cat. At least he outlived his mortal enemy, Buddy the Dog.