Senator Hillary Clinton Named “Walking Eagle” by American Indians–Fiction!
Summary of 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 Eagle.”
With the recent 2008 election campaign emails have started circulating naming Senator Barack Obama as “Walking Eagle”
Subject: WALKING EAGLE
Senator Hillary Clinton was invited to address a major gathering of the American Indian Nation two weeks ago in upper New York State. She spoke 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 seemed 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 crowds.
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 fly.