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Cat Protector
October 2nd 08, 04:57 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.
>
>

Sjouke Burry
October 2nd 08, 09:24 PM
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.
CUT
>> But, can a cat run for office?
CUT
Well... even when you compare a "smart" politician with
an average cat, the cat wins hands down.

Or so rumor goes.