Cord International: A cat runs a city?

At first, many people were baffled. But then, everyone went, “awww”.

A cat — and the unofficial favourite animal of the Internet — is apparently the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, a small town of 900 people. 15 years ago, the residents of the city were dissatisfied with their mayoral candidates and persuaded enough people to elect Stubbs, the name of the feline mayor, as a write-in candidate.

Though it has been reported that Stubbs is an avid user of catnip, and it is unsure how this has affected his political career.

Here’s the Globe’s story on Stubbs and how the people are apparently happy with their “mayor”. 

 

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