I think that deep down inside, one of the universal ties that binds all Americans together is our shared wish to tackle a mascot. I’d even go so far as to say that if it were socially acceptable, it might even become a bigger pastime than baseball.
I don’t condone the abuse of animals, but for mascots, I’m willing to make an exception. You see, a current member of the White House staff has unknowingly and perhaps unwillingly become the unofficial mascot of the White House. The quickness at which he gets mocked daily, especially on Saturday Night Live, is deserving, and has arguably brought about Melissa McCarthy’s best acting in years. This is all made the more interesting when you know that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer used to be a furry. Not any old furry. Spicey used to be the White House Easter Bunny. And we can all thank animator Robert Schooley for discovering this interview.
How did I not know this? pic.twitter.com/cTMGKfbpWS— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 26, 2017
Here is Spicey suiting up with the help of a claymation villain.
This is a picture of the new White House press secretary Sean Spicer dressed as the Easter Bunny. pic.twitter.com/l11CfjwAlY— Anya O'Shea (@anyaoshea) January 23, 2017
I’ll be honest, the Easter Bunny wouldn’t have been my first choice for a character that is supposed to be seen and not heard, but I think we can all agree now that we wish he would’ve stuck with the costume. If not the bunny one, then maybe this one.
At least it wasn’t Bannon.