Mouse in the (White) House

White House

THEY FOUND THE RAT—or mouse, at least. (No, not that one.)

As many, many White House reporters tweeted on Tuesday, a mouse fell from the ceiling and into NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander’s lap.

Here’s some video of the poor little guy, desperately trying to escape death by wonk:

Still, some brave reporters in the room appeared completely nonplussed:

At last word (that I saw), the situation was somewhat under control, and the appropriate authorities had been summoned:

For the White House press corps, it seemed a relief that something—anything— was happening in the briefing room, which hasn’t seen action in months. Not that administration officials were of much help:

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