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The Real Election On Tuesday

While independents and the media decide who will be the nominee of the Democratic party on Tuesday there will be a real democratic election in the Granite State to select the replacement for Nin, the retiring white and black tom, the long-serving mascot of the Mount Washington Observatory.

As these pictures show, the position is not exactly a day on the beach, but somecat has to do it.

Via Cookie Jill at skippy the bush kangaroo, The Mount Washington Mascot Primary features Marty, Sarah, and Wilson as candidates for this important position. I’m personally leaning towards Marty for his age, experience, and long coat.

Voting takes place from 8AM until 7PM [EST] on Tuesday, January, 8th.


1 hipparchia { 01.07.08 at 12:49 am }

free cheeseburgers and fish heads for everyone. terrific slogan, plus he’s black, a color i have a distinct bias for.

sarah’s got the cutest face though.

2 The Culture Ghost { 01.07.08 at 1:22 am }

Great story. Beats the catnip out of most everything on the news…

I like Wilson…great face. But Marty has the coat for the job.

3 Cookie Jill { 01.07.08 at 3:50 am }

I wish I could vote for them all! =^..^=

I think I am leaning toward Marty….I think he might be better “equipped” for the tough job.

4 Bryan { 01.07.08 at 12:36 pm }

Sarah is definitely the cutest, although I have a weakness for the “Roman nose” clueless expression of Wilson.

Marty, however, seem better dressed for the role, and he is a cheeseburger fan.

5 Lisa { 01.07.08 at 1:52 pm }

meet the candidates:
visit the candidates and other cats at

6 Badtux { 01.07.08 at 1:57 pm }

Clearly this election was “fixed” from the beginning to elect their preferred candidate to the job. Why else nominate two short-haired indoor cats and one long-haired outdoor cat? I call shenanigans! Electoral fraud! Time to get Greg Palast onto the case, methinks!

– Badtux the Elections Penguin

7 Bryan { 01.07.08 at 3:05 pm }

I don’t know, Badtux, the Iowa caucuses showed the move to youth, so Marty might be considered too old for the job.