CAT RUNS FOR SENATE SEAT!

Feline coughs up Constitutional hairball, ignites incendiary controversy as HANK THE CAT runs for Senate.

The Washington Post (no less) reported that the newest candidate to emerge in a U.S. Senate race to challenge former Virginia governors George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) made his prescence known with a single utterance: “Meow.”

The candidate, who goes by the name of  “Hank,” is a cat.

 A 9-year-old street cat, from Springfield, a master of viral marketing, has a Web site, a Facebook page, and a Twitter handle.

Hank  announced his candidacy earlier this month, and his promotional materials describe him as “a proud Independent” with “real world experience, a unique point of view, and limitless energy.”

The “Hank for Senate” site seeks volunteers to “harp on Hank” by going door-to-door, making phone calls, and working the polls on election day.

Eligibility requirements could be Hank's first real challenge.

Federal law mandates that Senate candidates be a minimum 30 years-old, yet Hank was born in 2003.

BUT in cat years that makes him 52.

Hank may yet claw out a victory.

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