Okay maybe not. But a Cat in Virginia is running for Senate. Yes I agree this is weird, but stranger yet is the fact that pets have previously held offices in the US! Sunol, CA had a dog for a mayor for 13 years! As in multiple terms (this was from 1981-1994).
I’m not sure what I think about the idea of animals holding office. Surely I would prefer a cat or dog to say, Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman. And if it excites and interests people about elections, then this is a good thing. Admittedly I have become slightly apathetic myself. I didn’t vote in 2010 (however, I did in 2008 by absentee, thank-you-very-much). I suppose part of this is due to living overseas – sometimes it is hard to remain connected and tuned in to local and state politics. I will definitely vote again this year though.