The life of the only member of the Clinton White House loved equally by the right and the left is slowly drawing to a close. Socks, the former first cat, has cancer and isn't expected to live much longer. The 17-year old tabby has spent the last eight years living well with Betty Currie, Bill Clinton's former secretary, whose husband once said Socks "lives better than I do." And he deserved it. According to Linda Kulman, who ghost-wrote Hillary Clinton's book Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters To First Pets: "He was nothing but a gentleman. He was elegant and a perfect resident of the White House."