Second Feline Candidate Will Put The Run On Rats
Jumping on the political bandwagon of a fellow feline, a Russian cat is following the example of a Virginia-based purrster to launch a political career, aiming for a seat in the legislature of Russia’s fourth largest city. He’s a three-month-old kitten, named Bublik, and he recently announced his political intentions on Vkontakte and Facebook social networks.
“He’ll definitely win,” said Ivan Kolotovkin, a spokesman for the too cute candidate. “He’s neither left nor right, and will never be affiliated with any party.” So far, Bublik’s campaign platform hasn’t gone beyond anti-neutering, free catnip and lowered cat food prices, but Kolotovkin says that Bublik will carefully study the political environment, and supporter proposals, to formulate a platform that appeals to humans. Bublik is a tabby, and his name roughly means ‘bagel’. He intends to kickstart his career through the legislative elections in Yekaterinburg, a city of 1.4 million, in March of 2013.
“He’s the best, because he’s the only politician who gives no promises,” said Kolotovkin, who is incidentally also the kitten’s owner. Bublik and Ivan don’t hide the fact that they were inspired by Hank, an eight-year-old cat that we featured in edition 107, who’s running for Senate as an independent candidate in Virginia, USA. Hank’s campaign promises of fighting joblessness, and “milk in every bowl across this great nation”, earned more than 21,000 likes on Facebook. Virginia’s election happens November 6, 2012.