1975: Ronald Reagan’s pet mouse threatens Presidential bid

WHAT’S that in Barack Obama’s pocket? Is Mitt Romney’s jacket twitching? On November 23, 1975, The National News Extra spotted something nasty in Ronald Reagan’s jacket pocket.

The magazine trilled:

“Everywhere that Ronnie goes, Squeaky is sure to follow. Squeaky should; the disgusting creature ride around in Reagan’s pocket and scares the hell out of little old broads.”

Sex scandal!

“A mouse named Squeaky is going to cost Ronald Reagan his chance to become president. The former California Governor is turning off voters by the millions because he pulls the smelly little creature out of his jacket at political rallies and introduces it to the crowds.”

Squeaky, aka Jellybean, was, of course, the brains of the outfit.