*The similarity of this slogan to Herbert Hoover’s 1928 presidential campaign slogan is completely intentional. However, it does not mean that Mr. Hoover endorses any of the candidates below. Unfortunately Mr. Hoover died in 1964 and is unable to make such a declaration.
Here at Cheeseland we have been discussing the U.S. Presidential election a lot while trying to ignore the candidates as much as we can. It has become painfully clear that none of the candidates has a strong pro-cat stand (or any other animal, for that matter). In fact, we are unable to find a reference to cats anywhere in the published speeches.
Finally, someone suggested that we would have to put forward our own candidates. Both Super Snoops and Kommando Kitty quickly stepped back and said that they were much too smart to want to be President. So the search was on.
We were a little concerned about sending our mice editors George and Lenny out to find strong candidates. We didn’t want them eaten by interest groups or action committees. They did a fine job.
Below are our potential choices:
Name: Charles Scruffikan
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Current Job: Mouse Patrol
Strength: Not easily intimidated
Name: Edward “Biff” Kellingham III
Hometown: Braintree, MA
Current Job: Inspector at family mattress company
Strength: Calm under pressure
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current Job: Yoga Instructor
Strength: Fast on her feet
Name: Jaime Tiggs
Hometown: Washington, DC
Current Job: Undersecretary of the Interior for Wildlife
Strength: Experience working with Congress
We are currently in negotiations for a debate between the candidates. You may forward any questions here. Please – nothing about technology.
5 thoughts on “A Mouse in Every Pot and a Cat in Every Bed*”
WOW! Candidates I could finally for ‘for’ instead of try to figure out which one is the ‘lesser evil’.
I’m leaning in the direction of the tiger. She might be able to keep Congress in line (or eat the troublemakers).
Kinda the way I was thinking, too… sort of liked Creamsicle (sp?) as a Vice Presidential candidate … assuming the President didn’t snack on her.
That would work. (btw – if you accuse the President of eating a member of her team, you probably want to look for a good lawyer)
Isn’t that the truth, but I still like Jaime Tiggs, probably because he looks a lot like Kazza the alien tiger in my Chatterre Trilogy… love that big guy and he is very smart, so I can’t help but transfer that opinion to Mr. Tiggs.