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Clinton Named "Walking Eagle" by American Indians-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor
After a speech to American
Indians, Senator Hillary Clinton is given an Indian name,
"Walking Eagle." Reporters are told it's a name given to a bird that is "so full
of shit it is unable to fly."
Variations of this eRumor have
circulated about various political figures for several years. We've never found an occasions when it really happened.
Other versions of the story that have been attached to names like
John Kerry and George Bush used the Indian name as "Running
With the recent 2008 election
campaign emails have started circulating naming Senator Barack Obama
as "Walking Eagle"
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Subject: WALKING EAGLE
Senator Hillary Clinton was invited to address a major gathering
American Indian Nation two weeks ago in upper New York State. She
for almost an hour on her future plans for increasing every Native American's present standard of living, should she one day become
the first female President. She referred to her career as a New York
Senator, how she had signed "YES" for every Indian issue
that came to her
desk for approval.
Although the Senator was vague on the details of her plan, she
most enthusiastic about her future ideas for helping her "red
sisters and brothers." At the conclusion of her speech, the Tribes
presented the Senator with a plaque inscribed with her new Indian name - Walking
Eagle. The proud Senator then departed in her motorcade, waving to the
A news reporter later inquired to the group of chiefs of how they
come to select the new name given to the Senator. They explained that
Walking Eagle is the name given to a bird so full of shit it is unable to
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