Monday, November 14, AD 2011
Larry the Cat, mouser at No. 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the British Prime Minister, is facing calls for his resignation:
British Prime Minister David Cameron is resisting some calls for the resignation of 10 Downing Street’s official mouse catcher Larry, in the wake of the scandalous recent appearance of an uninvited mouse at a recent official government dinner.
Downing Street brought on the 4-year-old Larry last year to help combat a growing rodent problem after TV broadcast cameras caught the image of a “large rat” promenading through the seat of British government.
Like many a professional spinmeister, a spokesman for Cameron’s government stressed past performance over present-day scandal-mongering. Larry has caught three mice since his services were first employed in February, the spokesman said, and reiterated that he would not be relinquishing his post. The Cameron spokesman also gamely tried to change the subject, noting that “Larry brings a lot of pleasure to a lot of people.”
Go here to read the rest. I must rise to the defense of the Limey cat. Everyone knows that rats are simply a constant feature of political life. To blame Larry for this is unjust! When England has an heir to the throne who converses with plants, must an innocent feline be sacrificed to the rodent friendly features of a historic political den? I implore our Brit readers to rally around Larry! God save the Queen, Britain and Larry!