TLP: At Least It's Not a Sweater Vest
What would a political campaign be without swag? It's so basic that even cats — notoriously lazy, God love 'em — know that much.
Hank, the 9-year-old former street cat vying for a Virginia seat in the U.S. Senate, is selling bipartisan campaign T-shirts.You may recall that we covered Hank's candidacy here last month, along with commentary from JDA about the political prospects of her own cats. Turns out that Hank has issues.
Two new designs came out over the weekend. Ever the independent, one is modeled on the famous JFK "Leadership For The 60's" poster; the other, based on Dwight D. Eisenhower's wildly successful "I Like Ike" slogan, reads "I LIKE HANK."
Reproductive rights are a key issue among the human candidates competing in the Virginia Senate race. Likewise among cat candidates. Hank's campaign is focusing on pet population control, as well as job creation and an effort to stop the University of Virginia from using cats in its pediatrics residency program.Let's just hope Hank's rough-and-tumble past doesn't include any feline felonies. Only Virginia's popular Class 6 kind that make everyone purr.
The cat vows not to accept outside contributions to his Senate efforts. All T-shirt profits go to a spay and neuter program run by Animal Allies, the Virginia-based animal rescue group that, according to the campaign website, saved Hank and his family from death row almost a decade ago.