Town mayor is a cat named Stubbs
Sun, 15 Jul 2012 2:02p.m.
The mayor of a sleepy Alaska town is feline fine.
The part-Manx cat clawed his way onto the political scene of Talkeetna, Alaska, United States through a write-in campaign shortly after he was born 15 years ago.
American station KTUU-TV reported Friday that residents didn't like the mayoral candidates years ago, so they encouraged enough people to elect Stubbs as a write-in candidate. The town has nearly 900 residents.
Although his position is honorary, Stubbs' popularity is real. His election earned him enough press to catapult the town at the base of Mount McKinley into a tourist destination.
Residents say they're happy that their stubby-tailed mayor is promoting tourism. The general store where Stubbs hangs out says it gets dozens of tourists a day asking for him.
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15/07/2012 5:58:13 p.m.
Stubbs is the most honest politican in America. Stubbs for President in 2012!
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