Washington AC/DC - (Of Mice and Men): Its bulging furry abdomen said it all: Obama's mole is about to whelp in a secret Rose Garden hideyhole.
Nicknamed Palin by the White House press corpse the cute 'n' cuddly critter scampered by the Presidential podium today like a jittery laptop mouse on a sneaky phishing expedition.
With a gestation period of roughly 40 days she could be dropping up to four wee babes somewhere in Michelle Obama's brassica plot next week.
As presidential mascots go the pregnant mole's clearly in the premier league along with Nicholas Sarkozy's pet snake-in-the-grass Carla, Dim-Eatery Medvedev's dung beetle Putin and the Pope's gay parakeet Miriam Golzales Durantez Clegg.
Ex-UK Prime Monster Gorgon Brown used to keep a ferret down his trousers.