Mantis Mayhem at the White House: Biden Administration Startled

Praying Mantis Startles Biden Administration

In an unforeseen turn of events at the heart of American politics, a female praying mantis inadvertently sent waves of panic through the Biden administration earlier today. The incident unfolded during a routine briefing in the Oval Office, where the typically serene atmosphere was abruptly disrupted by a flutter of wings and a curious rustling sound.

Eyewitnesses recount a surreal scene: as President Biden and his advisors delved into the intricacies of healthcare policy, a plucky mantis, measuring a mere five centimeters, made a grand entrance. Startled gasps echoed through the room as the mantis took a brief flight, landing gracefully on the President’s shoulder.

“It was like a scene out of a Hitchcock film,” remarked one aide, still visibly shaken. “Except this time, the threat was more insect than avian.”

Attempts to coax the mantis away peacefully were met with mixed success, as the creature seemed to develop a penchant for perching atop the President’s agenda papers, occasionally striking a pose reminiscent of a seasoned diplomat. Witnesses described a tense standoff, punctuated by nervous chuckles and hastily muted exclamations.

Thankfully, crisis was averted when First Lady Jill Biden, armed with a delicate tissue, gently coaxed the mantis into her care. “It’s not every day you see a praying mantis briefing the Commander-in-Chief,” Mrs. Biden quipped, her trademark poise intact.

Reflecting on the incident, President Biden assured the press corps that all parties involved emerged unscathed. “We’re resilient here,” he affirmed with a grin. “If we can handle mantis diplomacy, we can handle anything.”