Embrace The Light | August 6 2012
“Lots of people talk to animals… not many listen, though… That’s the problem.” – Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
National polls show voters are losing faith in elected leaders. Every election year, the dark web of deceit, and delusions spread more. I cannot be a part of this destructive process. However, in Talkeetna, Alaska, a town of 900 residents, economic prosperity, and a mayor who is one of a kind, is the new face of politics for the past 15 years.
The residents of this small town say that “Stubbs is doing a great job bringing in tourist dollars and making this small town very famous.”
Who is Stubbs the mayor?
He is a 15-year-old infamous feline, who isn’t even aware of his power to change things that previous human mayors have not.Stubbs is growing in popularity, drawing visitors to Talkeetna, who come to specifically meet this honorary mayor.
Due to the residents of this town being unhappy with previous elected human leaders, Stubbs was elected to office as a write in candidate shortly after his birth. Residents of this town say his popularity rating is higher than previous human competitors. ” He doesn’t raise taxes. We have no sales tax. He doesn’t interfere with business. He’s honest.”
The residents have no problem keeping Stubbs in office. Talkeetna, Alaska, is a historical district, hence mayor is one of a more symbolic office than a functional one.