Guffey, Colorado where politics have really gone to the dogs, but mostly cats!
Election 2016 Update: 41% of Voters Say We Are Screwed!
Nearly four-in-ten voters (41%) say it is difficult to choose between Clinton and Trump because they don’t think that either would be a good president. So, with just a few months to go and full 25% of voters remain undecided, the good news is, you aren’t the only one who thinks politics have gone to the dogs.
Can’t find the right candidate for you? Never fear, we here at Boshemia’s Bohemia are here to help!
Maybe it’s time for a trip to Guffey, Colorado where the Democats and Repuplicans rule… The current Mayor, Monster, is a large black cat but dogs are eligible candidates as well in elections that are decided by the local school children.
Having spent some time in Guffey, we note, it seems to be working for them. They are awfully happy and laid back people there. What few people we found that is… While the population sits at just under 100 people, (no word on cat and dog counts…) it has a lot of activity in the summer.
That and it’s freaking adorable. Most all of the buildings in town are historic style log cabins, many actaully historic. The town center (?) features a miniature old west village complete with funeral wagon driven by skeletal forms. And if you wander through their “historic district” you will find an impressive collection of antique cars, tools, and even bathtubs. And somewhere around the Guffey garage you just might locate Monster, the Mayor cat.
In case you were wondering, the Democats seem to have the upper hand in Guffey, with the only Repuplican mayor known being Shanda, the golden retriever who served from 1993 until her death in 1998, it was said of her governing style that “unlike other politicians, she really does listen to you.”
Prior to that the Democats ruled. In 1988 Paisley the cat was elected, followed by Smudge le Plume, (who was sadly murdered by an owl) leaving an opening for Whiffey le Gone, when Whiffey’s family relocated out of town, the job finally fell to Shanda and eventually to Monster the cat.
I’d like to say this is a Colorado only phenomenon, but it seems that many places around the world have dabbled with non-human politicians.
In 1938 residents of Milton, Washington elected Republican precinct committeeman Boston Curtis, only to find after the landslide win, that Boston Curtis was in fact a brown mule.
Murt “Murtle the Turtle” Kennard of the Whangamomona Republic, New Zealand, was in fact human. As was his predecessor, but before that a poodle named Tai, (who reportedly resigned after an assassination attempt) and prior to that Billy Gumboot the goat held the esteemed position. Murt “Murtle the Turtle” Kennard also holds the distinction of being the Republics first knight, though he chose to skip the traditional “Sir” and opted for CRR, Chief Republic Revolter as his title. Rest in Peace CRR.
Current Democratic VP pick Tim Kaine even faced a cat-astrophe of his own in 2012 when his opponent was Hank the Cat. The cat earned 3rd place in the state with almost 7000 votes.
This year has been an odd race indeed with battles all round. While most Democrats tried to decide between Clinton or Sanders as their party nominee, many missed the brave fight put on by one Mr. Limberbutt McCubbins, officially registered as a Democrat for the 2016 elections.
His campaign slogan is “Meow Is The Time,” and his campaign focuses on Federal Election Commission reform, as well as voter registration especially for younger voters.
If you can’t bear to bring yourself to vote for any of the mainstream candidates for U.S. President this year check your ballot for Vermin Supreme… we don’t think he actually qualifies as human, in fact, we aren’t sure if he is even from this planet.
Whomever you vote for this year, vote well!