A macsot for the local football (rugby) team was elected mayor in the town of Hartelpool, UK. His pre-election platform was "free bananas for schoolchildren". The full story is here.
Score one for the fursuiters!
Reminds me of the small mining town of Guffey, Colorado, with a population of about 30, which chose a cat as its mayor. He has since been replaced by another cat, and subsequently by a dog named Shanda.
Politics... I always said it was "Monkey Business" and "going to the dogs," and now... we have proof!
Next election, Vote Furry*!
*This political announcement paid for by the Furries for Ethical Government Political Party, Suite 453 of your local Furry Convention.
There's a related story on the BBC Sports section dealing with the recent rise of Mascots. Make sure you get the WHOLE URL in your browser (it starts with "http:" and ends with .stm).
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