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Hank the cat in Virginia sets sights on US Senate
AP via Newsvine.com ^ | Tue Feb 28, 2012

Posted on 03/02/2012 11:05:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

A new U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia wears a tie, has a campaign website and even launched an ad. One big difference? He has a thick coat of fur.

Hank the cat has thrown his paw into the race, running to mock the political status quo.

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Hank's campaign posters show the Maine Coon gazing upward, wearing a tie. An ad says Hank, a moderate, will work to make sure America stays the greatest land of all.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsvine.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: kittyping; napl
Pic at source; please don't post it, it's AP.

Yeah, I know this will probably get banished to Chat, but I wanted the Virginia topic.

1 posted on 03/02/2012 11:05:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...
The story says Hank's a moderate, so we can safely assume that he's been neutered.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 11:08:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It says it’s an AP photo in the credits, but it also credits the campaign for the photo. Maybe getting it from the campaign would work, if they really want publicity. Just about any cat is better than any Rat.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 11:08:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Is Hank on the ballot yet?

How in-furr-iating that would be, as neither Santorum nor Gringrich can get into the primary but a cat has a shot to get on the state-wide ballot!


4 posted on 03/02/2012 11:10:36 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He will have his own PAC soon.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 11:10:36 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238

Catnip mice for everyone.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 11:11:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Another entitlement!


7 posted on 03/02/2012 11:14:11 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What, food stamps don’t work to get cat food?


8 posted on 03/02/2012 11:15:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: SatinDoll

The cat won’t upset the status quo.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 11:28:51 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I wonder how much Friskies one could buy on food stamps


10 posted on 03/02/2012 11:28:56 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hank’s website: http://hankforsenate.com/

There’s a slideshow of Hank pix there.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 11:30:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He’d be too easily bribed with catnip and tuna.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 11:31:03 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

A single 16 lb. bag of Purina Cat Chow sells for about $12 at Menards and feeds three cats for over a month. Cat-size food stamps could be in very small amounts compared to those for people.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 11:32:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: smokingfrog

Catnip and tuna? Try salmon. He’d sell out to the Communists for this. (At least he’d ask something for it. Too many just give it away for free.)


14 posted on 03/02/2012 11:34:00 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: smokingfrog

Good point - his colleagues would be P.O.’ed that he’s driving down the price.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 11:43:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Thanks for mentioning the pic! As a cat lover, I had to check it out. He and my 15 lb Maine Coon could be twins!
16 posted on 03/03/2012 12:36:39 AM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Main Coon — “Chattan”, the best cat that ever owned our family... I miss him...


17 posted on 03/03/2012 1:38:24 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Is Maine Coon a racist term?


18 posted on 03/03/2012 4:08:59 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well at least he’s not a ‘RAT.


19 posted on 03/03/2012 4:50:38 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yet another “Fat Cat” in the Senate...just what we need. The Senate is already “bulging” with them.


20 posted on 03/03/2012 5:24:05 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Slings and Arrows; HiTech RedNeck
"Catnip mice for everyone."

My four cats are on their way to Virginia as we speak to vote for Hank.

21 posted on 03/03/2012 5:38:44 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag; All

JOIN US!

22 posted on 03/03/2012 5:47:37 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think Hank is handosme but in a Billy Jeff kind of way..... I bet he’s been Tomming around


23 posted on 03/03/2012 5:53:48 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Slings and Arrows

At least we only need to bribe Hank with cat food. Senators of the two-legged variety are vastly more expensive.


24 posted on 03/03/2012 7:06:52 AM PST by Wolfstar ('The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.' Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I believe that the two senators from my state came from the cat box, covered with kitty litter.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 7:13:05 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shame he is not running for the House of Representatives. That way, Sheila Jackson Lee would no longer have the lowest IQ. Well, on second thought...


26 posted on 03/03/2012 7:29:35 AM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: outofsalt

You beat me to the “He’s a Maine Coon Cat” thing. Our big one is only 42” nose to tail, shorter than Stewie. Great cats.

Note to the 16lb bag of cat food comment: Cat food does not last nearly as long with Coons as “common” cats. (See the Royan Canin cat food.)


27 posted on 03/03/2012 7:54:34 AM PST by Blagden Alley
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To: martin_fierro

If there’s an open convention, she has my vote.


28 posted on 03/03/2012 9:58:06 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Clay Moore

A sack of hammers could run for Congress and SJL would still have the lowest IQ.


29 posted on 03/03/2012 9:59:45 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: blueunicorn6

That doesn’t narrow it down much.


30 posted on 03/03/2012 10:04:00 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

At this point I have more faith in Hank than the idiots currently in the Senate. Seriously, Hank versus Harry Reid..... I think I know who would be that brains in that match up....(hint, the smart one enjoys a little catnip now and then)


31 posted on 03/03/2012 2:59:32 PM PST by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

At this point I have more faith in Hank than the idiots currently in the Senate. Seriously, Hank versus Harry Reid..... I think I know who would be that brains in that match up....(hint, the smart one enjoys a little catnip now and then)


32 posted on 03/03/2012 2:59:46 PM PST by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Everything Old is Newturd Today"

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We must keep the MOUSE IN SESSION!

33 posted on 03/03/2012 3:41:33 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: Young Werther

A cheezburger in every food dish!


34 posted on 03/03/2012 5:19:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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UPDATE: The opposition has gone negative!

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2012/03/02/funny-pictures-videos-hank-cat-attack-ad/

Where is the civility?


35 posted on 03/03/2012 7:36:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Must be his yellow-dog Democrat opponent...


37 posted on 03/03/2012 10:02:50 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: Tzar
They also mentioned his breed! Why hasn’t the NAACC issued a statement?

They only go to bat for Demo-Cats.

38 posted on 03/03/2012 10:50:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I blame Mitt.


39 posted on 03/03/2012 10:51:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

To funny.


40 posted on 03/04/2012 10:26:51 AM PST by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Slings and Arrows

oh noooos!


41 posted on 03/04/2012 11:02:15 AM PST by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

oh noooos!


42 posted on 03/04/2012 11:02:26 AM PST by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
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