POLITICAL ANIMALS

Friends, if you think that a dog was elected U.S. President in the last election, you should live in Rabbit Hash, KY, where, in January (the very month Trump was sworn in as Pres), a PIT BULL was ‘indawgurated’ as the town’s fourth canine mayor since 1998:

The Rabbit Hash election may have been the pit’s, but there’s no denying the popularity of the dog mayor. As town historian Don Clare said last week, “People are tired of the political climate of lying. I think humans are finally coming to their senses after all we’ve been through in the last seven months. You just can look at a dog’s face and know that he is true blue and not trying to fake you.”

Long-time followers of this blog may recall that I’ve hopped on down the bunny trail to the nearby town of Rabbit Hash and posted in the past about the former mayor (border collie Lucy Lou)….but now I come to find that Rabbit Hash isn’t alone in having animal mayors. At first, this may get your goat, butt hang in there; at second, it’s the cat’s meow:

There have also been animals elected to political office in several small towns in Washington state, Minnesota and elsewhere, but alas, it seems that most voters aren’t as enlightened as their Rabbit Hash counterparts, and continue to elect less deserving humans (though it must be admitted that some have been jackasses). But then, as H.L. Mencken pointed out: Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise than religion has made them good.

I will close with a few ass-inine quotes as examples of why humans leave a lot to be desired as political animals:
Once you’ve seen one ghetto, you’ve seen them all. –Spiro Agnew, former Maryland Governor and U.S. Vice President
[On my commission, I have] every kind of mix you can have. I have a black, I have a woman, two Jews and a cripple. –James Watt, former U.S. Interior Secretary
The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep. –George Stephanopolous (when he was an aide to Bill Clinton)
As for yours truly, I haven’t posted all of the quotes I intended to post, but as they say of Trump’s tweets, enough is enough.

 

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17 comments on “POLITICAL ANIMALS

  1. Garfield Hug says:

    Haha! I think my inanimate furball Garfield could also run for President😝😸🤔or I could borrow one of Samantha’s cats😉…perhaps they could do a little better? 😃😃

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  2. mistermuse says:

    Fur be it from me to say Garfield wouldn’t make a better President than the Tweety bird now occupying the White House. Even if Garfield did nothing, it would be an improvement! 🙂

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  3. I think a dog would make a much more humane president than the one we have now. Those quotes are amazing – I think my brain exploded. 😀

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  4. Ricardo says:

    It seems some of your readers are pining for an animal President. Bearing in mind that the President has to be at least 35 years old, dogs and cats are out–you’re talking a horse (who might easily die in office), one of the great apes, a whale or (a possibly politically dubious choice) an elephant. I think quahogs also live past 35, but I don’t see an American consenting to be ruled over by an oyster. Although it might be superior to what we have now.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Ricardo, if I could choose an animal for President, it would be my boyhood favorite DONALD DUCK, who is two years older than I and thus qualified not only by age, but (compared to the human Donald) by temperament. Actually, the human Donald has been sounding like the duck Donald for some time now:

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  5. Loved the post – “liked” the comments – and I’m with all of you. ANYTHING would be better – even a pet rock. But the fuzzies are definitely cuter. Did they run as Independents?
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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  6. linnetmoss says:

    I would like most of my state’s congressional delegation to be replaced by Dogs. They would be much more loving and caring, and far less selfish. Although we might end up with a health care bill of walkies, extra nap time, and guaranteed coverage for flea treatments.

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  7. mistermuse says:

    It seems you don’t have to be a dog to take extra nap time — this list of famous nappers includes 3 Presidents:
    http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/03/14/the-napping-habits-of-8-famous-men/

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  8. MC Clark says:

    All politicians suck, not just Trump. I, for one, vote we replace all of them with oysters, prove Ricardo above wrong. 😁

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  9. mistermuse says:

    I think I would opt for wise old owls rather than oysters to replace politicians, but I agree that politics seems to bring out the worst in most of them (exhibit #1: Donald Trump).

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  10. literaryeyes says:

    All the promises he INTENDED to keep -vintage Bill Clinton-speak! Loved the quotes!

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    • mistermuse says:

      My guess is that that quote didn’t quite come out the way Stephanopolous intended, but told it like it was without meaning to. But probably almost all politicians make promises they (should) know they won’t be able to keep, or make them because they know that’s what voters want to hear. Some just do it more shamelessly than others.

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