Friday, September 21, 2012
"Tuxedos will be mandatory at city hall when I'm elected mayor. We need to improve our image."
Forget the Demo-cats and Republi-kitties. Felines finally have their own political party to represent their best interests in the upcoming election. Following in the paw-steps of pussycat politicians like Hank, who is currently running for a senate seat in Virginia, and Stubbs, who has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for the past fifteen years, Tuxedo Stanley has thrown his catnip mouse into the ring in a bid to become mayor of Halifax, Canada.
"What do you mean I can't bribe voters? I live by the code: "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours."
Stan represents the Tuxedo Party, a political movement aimed to improve the welfare of felines in HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality) "because neglect isn't working." At the tender age of three, he is hardly old enough to be a mayor - plus there's a pesky municipal law saying animals can't run for office - but that isn't stopping him from playing his part to raise awareness about the plight of homeless animals. Through his campaign, Stan vocally advocates the creation of a low cost spay and neuter clinic, a comprehensive Trap-Neuter-Return and Care program, and a sanctuary for homeless strays to live out their lives in comfort.
"Tuxedo Stan is a proud supporter of The Youth Project. He believes in their message "Love not Hate". Wise words to live by."
Running on the platform of "A chicken in every pot and a litter box in every house," Stanley has already amassed international media attention, and a large Facebook following. In a recent message to his supporters, he writes, "I feel very fortunate to live in Catopia. I've never known hunger, cold or abuse. I sleep in a warm, cozy bed every night. I get to play in a safe fenced yard every day. Unfortunately, there are cats all over the world who aren't so lucky. You can help by donating money or time to a local rescue group. For those of you who do - a big Tuxedo Stan THANK MEOW!"
"Rainy days are great opportunities to plan campaign strategy. Or catch up on beauty rest."
Halifax's human mayoral candidates should feel relieved that Stanley can't officially go toe-to-paw with them in the upcoming election. When asked if they would actually vote for a cat mayor, 56.29% of readers in a CBC News poll responded, "Of course, Stan is the purrrfect candidate."
Via The Huffington Post / CBC News / Facebook (Tuxedo Party)