If you must do politics…

…at least keep some perspective on it.

Even for a hermit who lives as far back in the desert as he can arrange to get without actually involving caves, sometimes politics intrudes. Especially during this WTF election I waver between complacency and murderous outrage.

But there’s a town in Minnesota that’s so happy with its mayor it just re-elected him for the third time, and he’s unlikely to ever oppress anybody.


Duke, a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees, was first elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota in 2014. The first time he won, it was by accident. The small town of just over 1,000 people held an election in which residents could pay $1 to vote. Duke won the race with twelve write-in votes and was treated to an official inauguration.

The town’s voters were evidently happy with the 2014 fluke. Duke has been re-elected twice, most recently at the end of August.

He’s unlikely to ever have to lie his way out of an email scandal, and he’ll never say anything moronic about walling off Texas. The question of who emptied the Milk-Bone box, however, may be harder for him to wiggle out of.

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10 Responses to If you must do politics…

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    LOL! That’s great. Wasn’t it some town in Minnesota that has had a cat as “mayor” for a long time? But electing animals to office isn’t really a new thing… The folks in Colorado (and lots of other places) keep electing a pig as governor… And far too many people seem primed to elect a crocodile as US president.

  2. jabrwok says:

    Someone has proposed walling off Texas? We’d be free of those other, lesser, 49 states?

    I think this is a GREAT idea! Make Texas a Country Again!:-D

    Why yes, I *do* live in Texas.

  3. Joel says:

    I meant from Mexico, so don’t get your hopes up. 😉

  4. jabrwok says:

    Gotta start somewhere:-D.

  5. bmq215 says:

    Meh, just another figurehead who’ll spend most of his time looking for praise, running his mouth about random things and, more likely than not, humping someone he shouldn’t…

  6. coloradohermit says:

    Well, at least it’s not Florissant Colorado where they elected a jackass to two terms. Seriously, a donkey named Paco Bell. Divide Colorado has a dog mayor and Guffey has a long history of cat mayors. No actual porcine pigs that I know of ML. 😉

  7. Waepnedmann says:

    Yachats, Oregon: The citizens pressed Buster-The-Three-Legged-Dog to run for mayor, but he was too busy trying to urinate on car tires to mount a campaign or the leg of the human candidate.

  8. John says:

    This semi-cave occupier laughs.

    Can we vote for Rin-Tin-Tin?

    What say, deceased people.
    Everyone can win!
    Washington, Roosevelt, Stalin.
    We need to get creative here folks.
    This old paradigm we seem locked in on has us trapped in a stinky box!
    My smoky can doesn’t stink this bad!

  9. Kentucky says:

    Lucy Lou, the mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky . . .


    . . . is now running for president as “the b***h you can count on”!

    She has a huuuge following.


  10. MamaLiberty says:

    Gosh, I wasn’t aware it was that common. LOL But not to worry, the political pigs out pork the curly tailed kind every time.

    Hadn’t heard from you in a while! 🙂 Are you about ready for winter? It is 36 degrees here this morning. BRRR

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