Please forgive me! I have not written a chapter on the exploits of Ms. Kitty for a stretch. I have been on sabbatical, but trust me, she has not. She has been active and effective in politics all along, taking full advantage of the lunacy now rampant, involving a multitude of charlatans opting to be our next president. You will recall that Ms Kitty is the cat that got elected to Congress by default–and by errors in our modern computerized election process. Reverend Al “Shakedown” Sharpton is forever ranting about black voter suppression by the Republicans. (Of course, Rev Al has made a hefty living howling about blacks as “victims.”) Well, I live in a Republican district, and if my black cat can get herself on the ballot by errantly playing with my keyboard, and then be elected by popular vote, there may be too much equality, not enough suppression.
It’s a long and strange story. Do you know that someone quite renowned, a national NBC media celebrity who I will not name here due to his recent problems altering his importance in certain world news events, referred to my cat as “Class in a Black Fur Coat!” upon seeing her sitting on the VIP platform–close to Hillary and Bill Clinton–for President Obama’s inauguration ceremony in 2009. You may need to refresh your memory concerning the incredible story of the political career of Ms. Kitty. With a small effort you can find and read the first twelve chapters of her astounding rise to political prominence.
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Oh, there’s so much to tell, so much has transpired in Washington, D. C. since we last communicated. But, I cannot do it in one chapter. Maybe it’s best to renew the story at the present time and not try to detail the last couple of years. It will be easier on me and you readers. Perhaps I will pick up on bits and pieces in subsequent chapters? Currently, Ms Kitty is active in monitoring the races for the 2016 presidential election. Ain’t that a mess? Every Tom, Dick, and Harry… well, more like every Bernie, Chris, Donald, Jeb, Hillary, Marco, Rand, Ted–you get the point.
It seems everyone who is anyone–and most who are not–has thrown their political derbies into the ring. As a result, running for president has become politically in vogue, something fashionable to do every four years if you become bored with Washington. Or just plain bored with life as I see it, and want to be a pain in the derriere of your political enemies, or the rest of us. Otherwise, how do you explain the political theatrics of such unknowns as Lawrence Lessig, or the inconsequential popularity of Bobby Jindal–and, to be fair, about fifteen others on the presidential list of want-to-be’s.
I count at least eighteen on the rolls as of now; at least fifteen of those have a snowball’s chance in you-know-where of even getting on the ballot. Who’s next to declare? I recently saw a once-familiar face on MSNBC who looked “hungry” to get back into politics after retiring as Massachusetts’ long-time gay representative–the inimitable Barney Frank. In an article he wrote for Politico Magazine last July, Barney refused to endorse
Bernie, not because he substantially disagreed with Bernie’s being a Socialist, but due to his unflagging support for Hillary and believing Bernie’s intrusion into the Democrat’s desire for Hillary to sew up the nomination early on without distraction from any interlopers vying for the spot on the ticket come 2016. Besides, Hillary is a staunch supporter of gay rights and especially gay marriage–positions right down Ol Barney’s alley. Barney looks “old” now, sporting a grey beard and all.
This is where “The Cat from California” comes in–well, her staff primarily. They have submitted legislation to Congress limiting this nonsense–the “Why You Damned Well Should Not Run” bill. It is a comprehensive solution designed to curtail the runaway abuse of our presidential election process. (Remember back then when Al Sharpton declared? Fat chance! As if he could get close to enough votes to be elected–and as if he was even remotely qualified to serve IF elected.) If passed, this bill prevents anyone declaring themselves a candidate unless they meet certain criteria. Here is a discussion of several of the provisions: