Skip to comments.Cat appears to come in third in Virginia’s U.S. senate race
Posted on 11/08/2012 8:23:11 PM PST by cdchik123
The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box instead of the ballot box if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat.
Its entirely possible that third-place finisher in Virginia is Hank the Cat, a Maine Coon who ran on a pro-feline, job-creation platform.
In the current online results, Kaine is ahead of Allen by about 184,000 votes as of Thursday morning. The race was expected to be very close, and it was part of a record spending spree in the state that also featured a tight race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
But an examination of the official voting ballot online shows that there apparently wasnt a candidate from a known third party listed on the ballot below Kaine and Allen, unlike past years. There also isnt a third-party candidate listed on the election board website among its election results.
Hank the Cat had been running for the U.S. Senate since last winter as a part of a spoof on the modern election process. He received extended coverage in The Washington Post in February.
Hank even wrote a campaign blog for The Huffington Post in October, praising another cat running for office in Canada, Tuxedo Stan. That was after Hank survived an attack ad launched by a faux pro-dog super PAC.
Unfortunately for Hank, TV show host Ellen DeGeneres gave a public endorsement to Stan, and not Hank, on her show.
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Welcome to America.
Thank god Hank is straight..
"Ameowica the Beautiful"
Wonderful! My votes counted!!!!
A LOT better (and much better looking) than the senators we got here now...
The Purrfect candidate!
(run him for President next time!)
Why can’t we have Hank for president?
Hmm...this *would* explain the unexpected support for the Medicinal Catnip referendum on the Virginia ballot..
Hank would be great in the White House.
He’d do a whole lot less damage to America than UknowWho
(I hope) that current Occupancy in the White House
wouldn’t eat Hank
No fear, he ate dog, not cat
Hank for President?
I’m all for it!
and anyone who tries to eat Hank will encounter Hank’s CLAWS!
something poor Bo doesn’t have going for him, alas...
I don’t think there are any cats that are 30 years old.
Please tell me this was a “write-in” candidate and that the Supervisor of Elections for Virginia was not stupid enough to allow the kitteh’s name on the ballot!!!???
That cat is best which caterwauls least.
Haven’t you heard that we’re in the Election-Law-Optional Era?
Gooooooooooooood Morning and THANK-YOU in shoutout for making my morning with this very interesting post-Election Day interesting animal story article. :)=^..^=
Good for the cat, at least he takes a BIGTIME interest in public affairs. :)=^..^=
Well, if there was an interest in having this kitty run for public office, could not hurt, besides, at least the cat is of good charactor. :)=^..^=
Very interesting kitty article. :)=^..^=
Yep. This is how seriously we take our right to vote these days. I remember the first elections in Iraq post-Saddam, reading about how people lined up for hours to vote and wouldn’t even move when gunfire was going off nearby. Remember those pictures of them with their purple fingers, how proud they looked to have voted?
And what do we do here? Throw our votes away on jokes.
That having been said, Hank is a gorgeous cat, which means he does have one qualification to be a Senator—which is, of course, perfect hair.
Oh Hank! I have been a fan of yours for the last year or so. I even have your bumper sticker on my car.
I wrote in Hank’s name for Senator. I’m in NJ. I was stuck between the horrible choice between a “douche and a turd sandwich”. Maybe I threw away my vote. I don’t know. Voting is something important to me, I’ve volunteered for several politicians campaigns over the years and as much as I hated the idea of “throwing away my vote”, the idea of voting for either choice for senator this year, neither man could hold a candle to Hank.
I will tell you this much about Hank. Right now, he and his humans are in NJ going to various animal shelters that have been hit by Sandy and helping out. Getting food and shelter to the displaced dogs and cats. He is going to one shelter today that is special to me. The shelter where I adopted my cat (and best friend) from. He’s doing more today than most politicians are doing for the humans displaced by Sandy. Go Hank Go - you might be the best our country has for 2016.
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Hank would have been SUCH an improvement over Tim Kaine.
Posters get upset about people throwing their votes away on a gag candidate.
What’s the worst that could have happened with a pet cat in office?
He’s not enacting any new taxes or restrictions. He’s not gumming up Anything more.
Government Shutdown. And the gullible have a few years to figure out exactly Where their previous stupid and selfish votes landed them, before their continued shortsightedness breaks even More of society.
We get 2 honest politicians for every 98 crooks and those 2 can’t get ahead of the damage the 98 do. At least the cat would slow things down.
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