Politicians everywhere might work just a little bit harder today, after news got out this weekend that one of the country’s best-loved politicians is a cat named Stubbs.
According to locals in Talkeetna, Alaska, the cat — who’s been in office for 15 years — first won his office because enough of the town’s 900 residents were so sick of the local politicians that they started a write-in campaign for Stubbs instead. He won, and they have been reelecting him ever since.
Mayor Stubbs, as he goes by on his Facebook page, reportedly only keeps one regular appointment: at Nagley’s general store in the afternoon, where he’s served a glass of catnip and water.
Watch the video, first posted by KTUU-TV on July 13, 2012, below: