Crashing President Obama’s statement on the Senate’s vote on financial regulatory reform on Thursday—a rat. The blogs have of course posted stills of the rodent scurrying in front of the President’s podium as he spoke (insert clichéd metaphor here).
In his battle with the titans of Wall Street, President Barack Obama almost got upstaged by a rat.
But he didn't even seem to notice. Assuming that's what it was, scurrying in front of his podium Thursday in a sun-drenched Rose Garden.
Obama had just begun an afternoon statement to reporters lauding the end of a Senate filibuster on his financial overhaul plan when some kind of rodent — opinions differ on which — dashed out of the bushes to his right, just outside the Oval Office.
And it's not the first time the intruder was spotted.
Just last week, as camera crews set up for an Obama statement on the Gulf oil spill, what's believed to have been the same rodent made a dash across the famous garden.