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Cat appears to come in third in Virginia’s U.S. senate race
constitution daily ^ | Scott Bomboy

Posted on 11/08/2012 8:23:11 PM PST by cdchik123

The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box instead of the ballot box if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat.

It’s entirely possible that third-place finisher in Virginia is Hank the Cat, a Maine Coon who ran on a pro-feline, job-creation platform.

In the current online results, Kaine is ahead of Allen by about 184,000 votes as of Thursday morning. The race was expected to be very close, and it was part of a record spending spree in the state that also featured a tight race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

But an examination of the official voting ballot online shows that there apparently wasn’t a candidate from a known third party listed on the ballot below Kaine and Allen, unlike past years. There also isn’t a third-party candidate listed on the election board website among its election results.

Hank the Cat had been running for the U.S. Senate since last winter as a part of a spoof on the modern election process. He received extended coverage in The Washington Post in February.

Hank even wrote a campaign blog for The Huffington Post in October, praising another cat running for office in Canada, Tuxedo Stan. That was after Hank survived an attack ad launched by a faux pro-dog super PAC.

Unfortunately for Hank, TV show host Ellen DeGeneres gave a public endorsement to Stan, and not Hank, on her show.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.constitutioncenter.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: hankthecat; kittyping; va2012

1 posted on 11/08/2012 8:23:17 PM PST by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123

Welcome to America.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 8:29:21 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: cdchik123

Thank god Hank is straight..


3 posted on 11/08/2012 8:30:07 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: cdchik123

"Ameowica the Beautiful"

4 posted on 11/08/2012 8:38:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: cdchik123

Wonderful! My votes counted!!!!


5 posted on 11/08/2012 8:41:36 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: cdchik123

A LOT better (and much better looking) than the senators we got here now...


6 posted on 11/08/2012 8:44:24 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: cdchik123

The Purrfect candidate!

(run him for President next time!)


7 posted on 11/08/2012 9:07:09 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

Why can’t we have Hank for president?


8 posted on 11/08/2012 9:07:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: cdchik123

Hmm...this *would* explain the unexpected support for the Medicinal Catnip referendum on the Virginia ballot..


9 posted on 11/08/2012 9:07:43 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hank would be great in the White House.
He’d do a whole lot less damage to America than UknowWho
and
(I hope) that current Occupancy in the White House
wouldn’t eat Hank

I hope


10 posted on 11/08/2012 9:09:05 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

No fear, he ate dog, not cat


11 posted on 11/08/2012 9:10:40 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hank for President?
I’m all for it!

and anyone who tries to eat Hank will encounter Hank’s CLAWS!

something poor Bo doesn’t have going for him, alas...


12 posted on 11/08/2012 9:11:34 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: cdchik123

I don’t think there are any cats that are 30 years old.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 9:29:50 PM PST by wideminded
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To: cdchik123; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

14 posted on 11/08/2012 9:42:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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15 posted on 11/08/2012 9:43:46 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Please tell me this was a “write-in” candidate and that the Supervisor of Elections for Virginia was not stupid enough to allow the kitteh’s name on the ballot!!!???


16 posted on 11/08/2012 10:29:55 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That cat is best which caterwauls least.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 10:32:20 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: boatbums

Haven’t you heard that we’re in the Election-Law-Optional Era?


18 posted on 11/08/2012 10:41:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Slings and Arrows
Hank. Climbing the ladder to politcat success.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 11:51:27 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: cdchik123

Gooooooooooooood Morning and THANK-YOU in shoutout for making my morning with this very interesting post-Election Day interesting animal story article. :)=^..^=

Good for the cat, at least he takes a BIGTIME interest in public affairs. :)=^..^=


20 posted on 11/09/2012 2:51:41 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: boatbums

Well, if there was an interest in having this kitty run for public office, could not hurt, besides, at least the cat is of good charactor. :)=^..^=


21 posted on 11/09/2012 2:54:05 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very interesting kitty article. :)=^..^=


22 posted on 11/09/2012 2:55:05 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: cdchik123

Yep. This is how seriously we take our right to vote these days. I remember the first elections in Iraq post-Saddam, reading about how people lined up for hours to vote and wouldn’t even move when gunfire was going off nearby. Remember those pictures of them with their purple fingers, how proud they looked to have voted?

And what do we do here? Throw our votes away on jokes.

It’s disheartening.

That having been said, Hank is a gorgeous cat, which means he does have one qualification to be a Senator—which is, of course, perfect hair.

}:-)4


23 posted on 11/09/2012 4:37:54 AM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: cdchik123

Oh Hank! I have been a fan of yours for the last year or so. I even have your bumper sticker on my car.

I wrote in Hank’s name for Senator. I’m in NJ. I was stuck between the horrible choice between a “douche and a turd sandwich”. Maybe I threw away my vote. I don’t know. Voting is something important to me, I’ve volunteered for several politicians campaigns over the years and as much as I hated the idea of “throwing away my vote”, the idea of voting for either choice for senator this year, neither man could hold a candle to Hank.

I will tell you this much about Hank. Right now, he and his humans are in NJ going to various animal shelters that have been hit by Sandy and helping out. Getting food and shelter to the displaced dogs and cats. He is going to one shelter today that is special to me. The shelter where I adopted my cat (and best friend) from. He’s doing more today than most politicians are doing for the humans displaced by Sandy. Go Hank Go - you might be the best our country has for 2016.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 6:11:24 AM PST by Gefn
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; ...

VA Ping!

If you want on/off the VA Ping List, please freepmail me.

If you see posts of interest to Virginians, please ping me.

Thanks!


25 posted on 11/09/2012 6:52:35 AM PST by randita
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To: cdchik123

Hank would have been SUCH an improvement over Tim Kaine.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 8:52:48 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Posters get upset about people throwing their votes away on a gag candidate.

What’s the worst that could have happened with a pet cat in office?

He’s not enacting any new taxes or restrictions. He’s not gumming up Anything more.

Government Shutdown. And the gullible have a few years to figure out exactly Where their previous stupid and selfish votes landed them, before their continued shortsightedness breaks even More of society.

We get 2 honest politicians for every 98 crooks and those 2 can’t get ahead of the damage the 98 do. At least the cat would slow things down.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 9:32:46 AM PST by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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28 posted on 11/09/2012 10:19:44 AM PST by fnord (If my freedom is not part of the social contract, I opt out)
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To: wideminded
Rare but possible
29 posted on 11/09/2012 11:14:49 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: Slings and Arrows

please put me on the Kitty Ping List. For some reason I cannot freepmail you. I’m sorry.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 1:05:50 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Gefn

No worries - you’re added.


31 posted on 11/09/2012 1:09:29 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; wideminded

Link fixed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRgx3K7C6kQ


32 posted on 11/09/2012 1:17:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cdchik123

Cheers!

33 posted on 11/09/2012 7:13:04 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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