A cat named Hank is running for Senate

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Hank for Senate

Inevitably, a cat named Hank is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Running against former Virginia governors George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D), this ins-purr-ational political animal (God forgive me) is campaigning on a job-creation platform and the promise of "milk in every bowl."

Excluding the prejudice that's led to a humans-only rule and a minimum age of thirty for public officials, the nine-year-old cat has already gained quite a bit of momentum, launching Facebook and Twitter accounts, his own website, and a campaign ad — see below. "Hank knows that the key to a better America and a brighter future is the creation of jobs," reads a statement on his Facebook page. "Jobs that will improve a street, a town, a state, and the nation […] Right now we need to fall back on time-tested solutions, not social theory."

Campaign materials describe the candidate as "a proud Independent" with "real world experience, a unique point of view, and limitless energy." He has already raised $250 for the campaign through his local humane society, and is in the process of recruiting volunteers to go door-to-door and "harp on Hank."

If you think about it, this is actually one of the least weird things that's happened so far in this election cycle. Keep on shining, Hank!