November 9, 2012
Did Hank The Cat Come In Third In The Virginia Senate Race?
I usually stay away from writing about politics. The country is polarized politically, more so after last Tuesday’s election results. There is one election result that caught my eye that is worth mentioning however. The race for the Senator for the state of Virginia resulted in the election of Tim Kaine over George Allen. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hank the Cat likely came in third with possibly as many as 29,000 write-in votes. We are used to close elections where a handful of votes could swing a major election. Allen v. Kaine v. Hank anyone? It’s a great day for feline-Americans everywhere. I don’t know who might have come in fourth or fifth, but I’d feel pretty stupid by losing to a cat. I would expect Hank to celebrate his showing with a round of catnip. Unlike human catnip, it’s legal. [MG]