Society Deteriorates As Cat Senate Campaign Gets First Attack Ad [VIDEO]
5:45 pm, March 1st | by Laura Donovan
The male Maine Coon, who is competing against former Virginia governors George Allen and Tim Kaine, was the subject of his first attack ad yesterday when a YouTube user posted a video titled, “Hank for Senate? No Way” on the site. The clip zeros in on Hank as a voice over says through a stifled laugh, “Hank wants your vote for Senate, but what do you really know about Hank? Hank has never released his birth certificate, his tax returns, and has never responded to allegations that he used cat nip.”
Speaking over suspenseful background music, the narrator continues to poke fun at Hank and even takes a swipe at his weight:
“He says he’s gone to the vet, but there is no record of him serving in any military branch. Would Hank force females to undergo an ultrasound before being spayed? And should a Maine Coon relaly be running for Senate in Virginia? We need more facts and fewer fat cats in Washington.”
Matthew O’Leary, Hank’s campaign manager, told The Jane Dough that Hank is not going to dignify this kind of vitriol with a comment. “Hank is refusing to respond to baseless attack ads. Hank states that this is exactly the type of advertising and wastefulness in Washington that he is running against, and absolute proof that he is scaring those in charge,” O’Leary said. “Hank will not respond to these allegations, and will continue on his positive campaign of job creation, spay/neuter programs, and ridding the Capitol of rats.”
It goes without saying that the entire Hank campaign is a joke meant to point out the flaws in our political system, but with all the nastiness we’re seeing this election season, it wouldn’t surprise us to see smear campaigns on animals in the future.
Watch the hit video below: