by Les Kretman, NBC News producer, White House
The four door silver sports sedan is parked on West Executive Drive between the White House and the Executive Office Building. This where it usually is, but why is it attracting so much attention today? White House staffers have been going up to it -- scratching their heads, laughing and some have even taken pictures of it with their cell phones.
The Jaguar belongs to Karl Rove, and somehow some staffers or someone else decided to preserve the car by enveloping it in Saran Wrap and topping off the Saran Wrap with two faux bald eagles sitting on the trunk (video).
Rove, who finishes as the president's senior advisor this Friday, has been traveling with Mr. Bush today through New Orleans and Mississippi. He returns to the White House later today.
Perhaps there's some symbolism in the prank -- after all on Friday it will be a wrap.
UPDATE: Rove returned, saw his car, and the secret service staged a mock arrest with one of the perpetrators -- Al Hubbard, director of the president's economic council. The car has been cleaned up; it's no longer "under wraps."