As a proud and loyal citizen of America, I have spent the last several months aghast at the train wreck that is the campaign for the 2016 election for President of the United States. It has been both embarrassing and more than a bit terrifying watching a succession of fools and crooks attempting to out-pander each other in pursuit of the office of the Presidency. The possibility that one of these clowns might very well be elected to the White House is genuinely unsettling.
Therefore, I am proud to present an alternative to these opportunistic fear-mongers, a candidate who possesses strength, wisdom, courage, humility, and bravery in abundance… my cat, Squeaky Squeakums.
In a year when nearly every candidate on two legs appears to embody the very worst aspects of humanity, let us look to another species entirely, namely Felis catus, the domestic cat. Squeaky Squeakums is a wonderful representative of this proud and sage breed. Yes, she sleeps for an average of 15 hours a day, but during her time awake she is a coiled spring, ready to leap upon intruding mice. So, too, will she pounce at the first sign of trouble to this great nation, to threats both foreign and domestic. If elected, she vows to serve all species, be they human, cat, or other animals. Yes, including dogs.
Squeaky is no pampered house cat. Born in Salem, MA, young Squeaky was sadly abandoned by her first human on a trip to New York City. She spent several years living in an overcrowded apartment in the Bronx, competing with seven other cats, two dogs, and a variety of lizards and birds for space & food. Seven years ago my girlfriend Michele and I rescued Squeaky and brought her into our home, where we have showered her with love & affection. But she has not forgotten her humble beginnings. She possesses a great deal of empathy & understanding for all Americans who struggle to make ends meet.
Squeaky also required extensive veterinary care when we first took her in. That experience has convinced her of the crucial roles that health insurance and affordable medical services must play in our society.
But do not let Squeaky’s compassionate side fool you. She also possesses nerves of steel and a fierce determination. She will stare down any opponents who seek to take advantage of her good nature.
There have been some questions raised as to Squeaky’s eligibility to run for President. Let me assure you that these are unfounded. Certain people have asked if she is at least 35 years old, as specified by the Constitution. Squeaky is 13 cat years old, which as per the experts at Purina is 68 in human years, definitely making her qualified. She is also most certainly a natural born citizen, and if requested we will release her long form birth certificate for review.
Perhaps you are asking yourself “How could a cat possible gain the support necessary to be elected President?” I can understand your skepticism. However, Squeaky has already gained a large and enthusiastic group of supporters, Americans male and female who span all ages, races, religions and cultural backgrounds. All of her campaign appearances have been attended by large crowds of voters who are eager to hear her message. In fact, here is a photo of Squeaky being greeted by her numerous supporters at her last campaign rally…
If you are dissatisfied with the direction this country has taken, and if you believe that this nation deserves better leadership than it has had in many decades, then pledge your support for Squeaky Squeakums. You can find out more about Squeaky and her message for America on her official Facebook page, Squeaky Squeakums for U.S. President.
Vote for pussy – We’ll all be happy.
This blog post has been brought to you by the Squeaky Squeakums 2016 Super PAC (Pet and Animal Committee).