Sofiya (sophiya) wrote,
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Feline mayor lords it over Alaskan town/ Мэр в городке на Аляске

Кот как кот, чего необычного?
А знаете, это не просто какой-то кот-простак, дворовый бездельник. Это мэр города, в котором 900 человек! Работая на такой важной позиции, кот Stubbs привлекает туристов со всего мира в свой городок Mount McKinley. И эту должность кот уже 15 лет занимает, так что, как можно догадаться, неплохо справляется...
И тратиться на его содержание не надо так сильно, и народу - польза. Вот как надо, так что, кого выбирать губернатором в следующий раз вы уже знаете! Stubbs или Гарфилд, Вы займете свое место в городе! Дело за котами! :-)
Born to rule ... Stubbs, a 15-year-old yellow cat who has been overseeing the town since shortly after he was born.

Born to rule ... Stubbs, a 15-year-old yellow cat who has been overseeing the town since shortly after he was born. Photo: АР

The mayor of a sleepy US town is feline fine.



The part-Manx cat clawed his way on to the political scene of Talkeetna, Alaska, through a write-in campaign shortly after he was born 15 years ago. KTUU-TV reported on Friday that residents didn't like the mayoral candidates years ago, so they encouraged enough people to elect Stubbs as a write-in candidate. The town has nearly 900 residents.

Although his position is honorary, Stubbs' popularity is real. His election earned him enough press to catapult the town at the base of Mount McKinley into a tourist destination.

Residents say they're happy that their stubby-tailed mayor is promoting tourism.

The general store where Stubbs hangs out says it gets dozens of tourists a day asking for him.


Источник статьи: http://www.smh.com.au/world/strangebuttrue/feline-mayor-lords-it-over-alaskan-town-20120715-224j1.html#ixzz218s0jHYC

Tags: Golden Calf/ Золотой теленок, cat/ кошка
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