This Fascinating Story Could be the Perfect Solution to Corrupt Politicians in the Philippines

By: Sherwin in Strange-Odd News

Talkeetna, Alaska - A certain place in the icy region, where dappled American politics isn't something that its citizen should worry about, has a very unusual political party led by its mayor for around 17 years. The local leader in Talkeetna, Alaska, has a consistent sky rocketing approval rating with over 6000 subscribers and has more followers on Facebook than any conventional politicians. All that while just being being a "Cat".


It’s not that I’m underestimating cats’ capabilities, but a politician cat? This is strange and totally unbelievable; however, let us take a closer look at Mayor Cat’s successful run in politics.

It all started in 1997 when the citizens of Talkeetna, with an estimated population of 800, were unsatisfied of their candidates for mayor. Coincidentally, resident Lauri Stec, manager of Nagley’s General Store, saw a box of kittens and decided to espouse one. Stubb was the name that he gave to the kitten because he didn't have a tail and soon the whole town was in love with him. No one expected that a cat would have a future political career. Then citizens allegedly wrote him in for mayor instead of the other two candidates which they thought were incapable of being a mayor. Not of much surprise to many locals, Stubbs won the election. He has been re-elected several times and still the ruling Mayor in Talkeetna. He holds the position nearly 17 years straight.

Many citizens found satisfaction for allowing Mayor Stubbs hold that position. “He doesn't raise our taxes—we have no sales tax. He doesn't interfere with business. He’s honest,” said Stec, who transformed his store into a part-time mayor’s office when Stubbs rose to victory. Although dogs outnumber cats in Talkeetna, Stec claimed that he had never seen those dogs mess up with Mayor Stubbs.

Stubbs gave Talkeetna an opportunity to become a tourist attraction and draw tourists to stop by their town while they are on their way to Mount McKinley. It was said that about a dozen tourists go and visit him everyday which is somehow a significant contribution in a town’s takings. The honorable Mr. Stubbs doesn't have too many responsibilities as mayor, since the town is technically only a “historical district,” says Andi Manning, the president of the Chamber of Commerce explained.

Just like other politicians, Mayor Stubbs isn’t exactly a perfect one. He isn’t displaying any hardwork most of the time and he prefer to drink water out of the wine glass with a catnip and have his belly rubbed by constituents. A clerk depicts Mayor Stubbs as a very demanding “Poli-Kitten” who needs long hours of nap for him to survive bulks of work that typical cats don’t usually do. So he isn't the ideal politician that most of us were looking for after all. Nevertheless, just the thought of cuddling and stroking the cute Mayor may relieve us from having political anxieties.

Meanwhile, on August 31, 2013, Stubbs sustained critical injuries after a dog attack. Stubbs suffered a punctured lung, a fractured sternum, and a deep cut in his side. He was rushed to a veterinary hospital and was under medication for nine days.The locals set up an online donation campaign to help him pay his hospital bills. Donations were reportedly received from around the world. (wikipedia, CNN, dailymail)




Good Day mates! I’m Sherwin, I am an Electrical Engineering student at Rizal Technological University. I love writing articles and editorials second only to reading interesting conspiracy theories. Feel free to contact me, if you find my opinions and articles a little bit offensive or unoriginal. Follow or add me @

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