Is this the new face of American politics?
Election day has come and gone, and in between naps, one furry candidate hasn't accepted defeat lying down. Hank the cat was hoping to win the Virginia State Senate election as a write-in candidate, with the help of an orchestrated grassroots campaign. The politically minded pussycat implored supporters to volunteer their time, make donations (to the Humane Society of Fairfax County), and display signs in their windows and front yards to express their support.
It's unclear whether Hank's anti-dog/pro-catnip stance ultimately cost him the race, but in his concessionary blog post, the charismatic kitty vowed to take the fight for Senate to DC in 2012.
Would you vote for him? We've sure had a lot of dogs in office, so maybe it's time for a cat to take charge!