Fat Cat, Hank, Runs for Senate This Election YearPublished March 2, 2012
Hank the cat is running for a Senate seat this election year.
With Super Tuesday just around the corner, the mudslinging between Republican Presidential primary candidates vying for their party's nomination in the 2012 general election has reached a fever pitch. For sure there is a lot of political angst going around. And it’s not only happening in the Presidential race; those running for Congress are also facing similar battles.
Sickened by all the in-fighting, I was greatly relieved to learn about Hank the cat, a new political star on the horizon.
Tossing his hat into the ring, running for a Senate seat as an Independent in the great state of Virginia, this passionate contender has great plans for our country.
According to the Huffington Post, Hank the cat is a street-smart fat cat running on a platform of job creation, a Privacy Bill of Rights, Protection of Consumer Data, and “milk in every bowl”. While he has never voted, and doesn’t like wearing clothes to do his work, he is a purrson with strong life experience.
According to Hank the cat's Facebook Page, he wasn’t born with a silver food dish to eat from. He’s a survivor who has experienced great hardship. This yellow tabby cat was born to a single mother who was living in the streets.
He and his siblings sat on death row after being taken to an animal shelter. But with his good fortune, at the last minute, Animal Allies, an animal rescue group intervened and saved their lives. Adopted by a loving family, Hank was raised with Sammy, his adopted brother.
This feline knows that the only way to get this country back on its feet is to create jobs “that will improve a street, a town, a state, and the nation."
Although he was born in 2003 (making him nine years old), Hank the cat meets the age eligibility requirement to run for Congress, as he is 50 in cat years. He has already raised over $250 from supporters of the Humane Society of Fairfax County. On his website mission statement he wrote, “Right now we need to fall back on time-tested solutions, not social theory."
Folks living in Virginia are invited to get involved in his campaign. Hank is actively recruiting volunteers to make phone calls, knock on doors. Folks are also needed to work at polling places on Election Day.
While campaigns similar to Hank's are not all that common, according to AM New York, some in the past have been successful. Serving as mayor of Sunol, California from 1981-1990 was Bosco Ramos, a black Labrador-Rottweiler mix.
Make sure to watch Hank’s campaign Ad uploaded to YouTube by Hank For Senate.
It’s refreshing to have a candidate who is a “what you see is what you get” running, don’t you think? Tell us in a comment.