If you haven’t seen this story yet,
it’s too good to let pass. This could
well be the solution to our cast of Republican presidential candidates. Indeed, it could answer for 99.9% of all
positions in Congress. I don’t say 100%,
because I hold the constant hope that hiding somewhere in the shadows of those
hallowed halls in Washington (or Tulsa) is at least a solitary statesman,
rather than politician.
From the Associated Press comes a
story out of Siberia. In the next week,
the council for the city of Barnaul, Russia, will need to choose a new mayor
from a field of seven candidates.
Barnaul is a town 1,800 miles east of Moscow. Their 650,000 residents were asked to vote in
an online poll to express their preferences among the six human candidates and
one Siamese cat named Barsik. The voters
are so tired of political corruption and incompetence that Barsik nabbed ninety
percent of the vote. In our local paper,
this appeared in section ‘B’, page 10.
There’s a message here that’s strong enough to require that it be on