The world of politics is strange -- and in San Francisco's case it's batshit crazy. Keeping that in mind, why shouldn't we elect a local dog as mayor?
It makes sense to us.
And apparently, it makes perfect sense to a lot of other dog-loving San Franciscans who groomed their pooch for office. Of the 11 pups that were entered in the mayor's race, three made it through the primary election. SF-based DOGTV, which is sponsoring the "My Dog For Mayor" bizarreness, narrowed the field based on "adorableness and ambition" -- two traits that are obviously not required for human politics.
And to make this whole thing even weirder, DOGTV is asking you to ditch your voter apathy and cast your vote for one of the dogs. Just as yourself: Which pup do you think has what it takes to make San Francisco the laughingstock of the nation?Spud: True to his San Francisco roots, Spud's campaign focuses on gender equality and green living. Born a male, this mutt sometimes identifies as a female and is working hard to close that gender gap. He also helps the city in its continued efforts to go green by eating all muffin wrappers, take-out containers and any other garbage he might come across on the street.
Izzy: A self-proclaimed party girl, Izzy's charisma is entrancing. She's a fixture of the San Francisco social scene, showing up at all of the finest restaurant patios for happy hour. Though it's unclear just what her platform is, the one thing that is clear is Izzy's ability to speak to her constituents. Ever the social butterfly, the Yorkshire terrier is willing to have a conversation with anyone at anytime and always with a smile on her face.
Pismo: An accomplished athlete, Pismo has won prestigious AKC agility awards and is now switching gears to focus on politics. The Jack Russell terrier already built quite the Instagram fan base as part of his campaign efforts and, if elected as mayor of San Francisco, promises to show the utmost respect to his new council members.
The new dog mayor will be announced March 25 and will receive a six-month subscription to DOGTV Online and one-month of free PetBox. The runner-up will receive a three-month subscription to DOGTV Online.
Now get back to work.