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Cat Protector
September 30th 08, 04:02 PM
Cats scratched . . . Two felines were cat-egorically denied ballot access
last week by the Arizona Secretary of State's office when they tried to file
as write-in candidates for president and vice president of the United
States.

Isis Rosen, party not designated, and her brother, Icarus, submitted their
nomination papers for the posts. But like a fussy feline rejecting a
plateful of food, the cats' campaign manager was rebuffed.

"We did have to reject them as he (the manager) didn't provide 10
presidential electors and they're not registered (voters)," deputy Secretary
of State Kevin Tyne said.

There were other flaws that Tyne, perhaps out of politesse, did not mention.
Such as the age thing.

Isis, a Phoenix resident, is but 10 years old. The Constitution says the
president has to be at least 35. Of course, who knows if Isis is in her
first life, or her fifth or her ninth?

Also, both cats call Arizona home. And as we learned in 2000, when Texan
Dick Cheney quickly re-registered as a Wyoming resident, the prez and vp
can't be from the same state.

But, can a cat run for office?

Isis and Icarus, in a written statement submitted to the secretary of state,
assert that they can. There's nothing in the state or U.S. constitutions
that expressly rules out a cat, they asserted.

Well, actually, both constitutions reference a "person" when referring to
qualifications for office.

Is a cat a person? We'll save that debate for another day.

Cat Protector
October 1st 08, 04:34 AM
Well, it's already causing a stir with the Secretary Of State's Office in
Arizona. I think they need to realize that there is nothing in the United
States Costitution or the Arizona Revised Statutes that state that a cat
isn't allowed to run for public office. There also isn't a rule that states
that the cats have to follow the same election laws that govern humans. The
rules were written for human beings, not cats. Anyway, an online petition
has been created in case you wish to show your support for Isis and Icarus.
It can be found at:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/allow-cats-to-remain-in-presidential-race



"hopitus" > wrote in message
...
> On Sep 30, 9:02 am, "Cat Protector" > wrote:
>> Cats scratched . . . Two felines were cat-egorically denied ballot access
>> last week by the Arizona Secretary of State's office when they tried to
>> file
>> as write-in candidates for president and vice president of the United
>> States.
>>
>> Isis Rosen, party not designated, and her brother, Icarus, submitted
>> their
>> nomination papers for the posts. But like a fussy feline rejecting a
>> plateful of food, the cats' campaign manager was rebuffed.
>>
>> "We did have to reject them as he (the manager) didn't provide 10
>> presidential electors and they're not registered (voters)," deputy
>> Secretary
>> of State Kevin Tyne said.
>>
>> There were other flaws that Tyne, perhaps out of politesse, did not
>> mention.
>> Such as the age thing.
>>
>> Isis, a Phoenix resident, is but 10 years old. The Constitution says the
>> president has to be at least 35. Of course, who knows if Isis is in her
>> first life, or her fifth or her ninth?
>>
>> Also, both cats call Arizona home. And as we learned in 2000, when Texan
>> Dick Cheney quickly re-registered as a Wyoming resident, the prez and vp
>> can't be from the same state.
>>
>> But, can a cat run for office?
>>
>> Isis and Icarus, in a written statement submitted to the secretary of
>> state,
>> assert that they can. There's nothing in the state or U.S. constitutions
>> that expressly rules out a cat, they asserted.
>>
>> Well, actually, both constitutions reference a "person" when referring to
>> qualifications for office.
>>
>> Is a cat a person? We'll save that debate for another day.
>
> Well, if either can could see Russia from your kitchen window, she's
> in as Veep.