Monday, July 16, 2012

Cat Mayor of Alaska Town for Fifteen Years-Watch that Gag Write-In Vote; Snoopy Could Win!

Mayor Stubbs has more than 2,500 Facebook fans on his page, nearly three times as many people who live in the town itself.
Stubbs is a cat, who was elected to office as a write-in candidate shortly after his birth.
National polls show that voters all over the country are losing faith in their elected leaders. But the 900 residents of Talkeetna, Alaska, say their mayor is doing a great job bringing in tourist dollars and has served in office for over a decade.
"He's good. He's probably the best we've ever had. He was just in the Alaska Magazine, and he's been featured in a few different things."
And with the power of social media, Stubbs is growing in popularity and drawing visitors to Talkeetna, who comes specifically to meet the honorary mayor.
Though residents say he's been taking the newfound fame in stride, with his major indulgence being a daily dose of catnip served from a wine glass.
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