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Offline rangerrebew

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Dog elected mayor in Minnesota
« on: August 13, 2014, 03:35:12 PM »
Dog elected mayor in Minnesota
 
Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:25 AM EDT


Updated: Aug 13, 2014 10:25 AM EDT

 
A small Minnesota village has a new mayor. Duke, the dog is Cormorant's newest mayor.

The 12 people who live there elected the 7-year-old dog as its leader.

Duke may not understand politics too well but he's been doing a great job guarding the town.

He even makes sure cars aren't going past the speed limit.

Duke will be sworn in on Sunday.

He won't be getting a salary, but a pet store has agreed to donate a year's supply of food to reward Duke for his service.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/26269397/dog-elected-mayor-in-minnesota
« Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 03:37:08 PM by rangerrebew »
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Re: Dog elected mayor in Minnesota
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 10:04:26 PM »
Smart voters.

Duke will work cheap, be loyal to his constituents, probably won't take bribes, and treat folks like he respects 'em.

Is this the beginning of a trend?

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Re: Dog elected mayor in Minnesota
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 02:42:17 AM »
Smart voters.

Duke will work cheap, be loyal to his constituents, probably won't take bribes, and treat folks like he respects 'em.

Is this the beginning of a trend?

That's a wonderful story.  One of our dogs guards our neighborhood kind of like that.  There are a couple of neighbors he is fond of and he parades up and down the street "on watch".  He is susceptible to bribes though, one neighbor cooks hot dogs for him - and another neighbor invites him to pool parties on the weekend. 

Sounds like the town made an excellent choice!
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