Bad enough to be beat by a cat in the election, but to have the same thing happen for 15 years...well, I'd say that sends a very strong message! This story from the Sun News in California is just too good to pass up!
Cat mayor celebrates 15 years on the job in Alaska town
9:29 am, July 16th, 2012
Stubbs, a part-manx cat with a short tail, has been the mayor of Talkeetna since he was elected shortly after his birth,.
Stubbs, a part-manx cat with a short tail, has been the mayor of Talkeetna since he was elected shortly after his birth, KTUU-TV reported.
Back then, several of the town's 900 residents didn't like the human candidates who were running for mayor so they encouraged everyone to vote for Stubbs the cat as a write-in candidate. The cat won the election and has been mayor ever since, the station reported.
Stubbs spends much of his time at Nagley's General Store, where he is quite popular.
"Oh my gosh, we probably have 30 to 40 people a day come in who are tourists wanting to see him," Lauri Stec, who works at the general store, told KTUU.
Talkeetna is located near Mount McKinley and is about 180 km northwest of Anchorage.
I'm not sure, but I think that if I was in politics and had been beat out by a cat for 15 years...I might either give up politics or even move out of town! In fact, moving out of the state might be even better!
Coffee in the kitchen this morning, as the rain is coming back in! Sorry about that!