After holding the office of mayor in Talkeetna, Alaska, for 16 years, Stubbs the cat was recently mauled by a dog. that resulted in a punctured lung, a fractured sternum, and a 5-inch gash on his side.

Lauri Stec, manager of the general store, found Stubbs along with other kittens, and named him “Stubbs” because he had no tail.¬†Soon afterward, residents weren’t happy with any of the human candidates in the upcoming mayoral election and voted for Stubbs as a write-in candidate.

The kitten won and spent more than a decade running the town If a cat can run a town as mayor successfully, perhaps there’s hope for making a cat run for president one day. At least a cat would be a better choice than nearly every human candidate that both parties keep offering us.

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