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Hank The Cat Is Runing For Senate (Video)

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A political newcomer has tossed his "paw" into the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. Hank, a once homeless cat who lived on the streets, is running for office. The 9-year-old feline (52 in cat years) from Springfield, VA announced his candidacy earlier

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Barb Knight (1687)
Friday March 9, 2012, 9:49 am
There was no way I could list Hank under Offbeat !! Enjoy his video !! Comments to Hank on his web site will push him toward victory !! LOL

Marilyn M (145)
Friday March 9, 2012, 11:53 am
Noted. Thank you for posting, Barb. Wish that I were a Virginia resident so I could vote for Hank.

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Friday March 9, 2012, 12:01 pm
Hank will not be happy. He is too smart to hang out with the senators, except for Bernie Sanders. Thanks, Barb.

MmAway M (505)
Friday March 9, 2012, 12:35 pm
Thank you dearest BarbCat for this....actually, I wish "HANK" would Run for The President! Sure like Him more than the choices we have before us!!! xxx

Alice C (1797)
Friday March 9, 2012, 12:58 pm
Thanks Barb ~ will share : )

Ann L (15)
Friday March 9, 2012, 1:20 pm
Thanks Barb. I had already read this one. Hank would probably do better than some politicians we know. I was worth a secon watch. Will share

Past Member (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 1:27 pm
I would certainly vote for Hank if I still lived in Pungo, VA. Thanks Barb for this quasi political post ...I figured it had to be about Hank.

Carol D (346)
Friday March 9, 2012, 2:00 pm
LOL..Good luck Hank!! Who knows...he may be the ticket! :-) Thanks Barb! :-)

jayasri amma (10)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:19 pm
Thank you Barb.Thank you for making me know about a smart politician.I would definitely vote like him.

Barb Knight (1687)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:21 pm
I agree with Marilynn; I wish Hank would run for President he's a much BETTER choice than the ones we have to choose from! Thnx for fwd Alice! And thank you everyone for your comments; Hank and I appreciate them! LOL

Past Member (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:27 pm
Wish him luck.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:55 pm
It is much easier to grasp meow than it is spin haha. Good luck Hank!
Thank you Barb :)

Patrice M (84)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:59 pm
If I lived in Va., I'd write his name on the ballot!

Barb Knight (1687)
Friday March 9, 2012, 4:26 pm
I would too, Angelica! Hank makes more sense than anyone else! Haaahaaa!

Tracey E (87)
Friday March 9, 2012, 5:01 pm

Laurie S (73)
Friday March 9, 2012, 5:45 pm
Thanks!! :)

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday March 9, 2012, 6:13 pm
SO CUTE! I agree, Hank should run for President! I would vote for him. Thank you for sharing this Barb.

Glenn B (196)
Friday March 9, 2012, 6:33 pm
Well, he sure as hell has my vote. He'll probably do a better job than any of his human precessessors.

Lydia S (155)
Friday March 9, 2012, 8:28 pm
Hank is handsome & I've never met a cat I didn't like .
Go Hank !

Billie C (2)
Friday March 9, 2012, 8:42 pm
hank for president. get obama out and replace with hank. he will do a much better job.

Justina Gil (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 9:22 pm
Thanks this is cute

Patricia Thompson (13)
Friday March 9, 2012, 9:23 pm
Animals are soooo much smarter than humans, who doesn't know that lol.

Friday March 9, 2012, 10:56 pm
Go Hank ! LOL
Thank you Barb:)

Agnes N (703)
Friday March 9, 2012, 11:17 pm
Thanks Barb

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 12:41 am
Hank gets my vote any day,thanks Barb.

Julia R (296)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 12:44 am
Love Hank! I like his platform and I would vote for him in an instant if I lived in Virginia. This cat sounds like he has more good ideas and true empathy than any of the human kind of politicians! He's my kind of politician- one that is true to himself and true to others! What an improvement it would be for just one Hank to get elected to Congress. We finally would get someone in there with some real sense and he's a lot better looking than the others too! I have a great political slogan for Hank- you're the coolest cat I ever met! And I'm sure Mr. T.S. Elliot would just got that charisma, you see! Thanks sweet Barb. I Just would like to mention that I found a great website for all of us cat lovers that features great poetry about cats (very spiritual and moving) by Lora Hollings and T.S. Elliot, great quotes about cats, recommended books about cats, and it's also a great resource for teachers or volunteers who would like to teach humane education in schools or sponsor a class enabling a teacher to do this! The website is Our Spiritual Connection With Cats at

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 4:44 am
Thanks Barb, and also Hank is far more good looking than any of the human candidates by a long shot!

JL A (281)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 6:31 am

Carmen S (611)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 7:27 am
this is great, thanks Barb

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 7:51 am
I see why Hank would do well in a run for Congress, his actions would exceed his words. This can not be said of those self serving individuals that are in Washington now.

Pat B (356)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 7:54 am
Thank you, Barb for this. He's one good looking candidate, and he has my vote!!!! xox

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 8:14 am
Thanks Barb...great looking candidate...and I bet he couldn't be bought.

Alet Coetzee (59)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 9:02 am
Cute, thanks Barb. Good luck Hank!!!!!

Laurie H (817)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 10:00 am
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS ONE, BARB! Hank certainly has my support, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!~

David C (133)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 12:30 pm
I'd vote for Hank!

Glamour Girlcat (32)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 1:41 pm
Maybe animal abuse would become a capital offense, or at least a serious felony. PrrrREOW, Hank!

Beth M (138)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 5:08 pm
I have been following him on FB. This will be the first time that I vote based on looks alone!

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 9:15 pm
go HANK!

James W (257)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 11:53 am
He has my vote Jill is right he is better looking and may I add smarter then the rest!!!!

Gina Caracci (219)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 2:34 pm
I would vote for Hank in a heartbeat!! I HOPE he wins!!! Is this a real campaign??? I HOPE SO!!

In the meantime, I will be voting for my dog for president and my cat for representative and the stray Im feeding for senate. They will do a much better job than the current options. THANKS BARBCAT!! LOVE IT!!!

JL A (281)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:39 am
Hank compliments Colbert nicely in this year's elections--both make relevant points

Lisa N (206)
Monday March 12, 2012, 2:10 pm
Hank has my vote, thanks Barb! :)

Joanne M (22)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:38 pm
Thanks Barb - he has my vote!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 1:19 am
Thanks for the post.

Nancy C (806)
Monday March 19, 2012, 12:09 pm
Perhaps we could then be on the track to gmo free kibble for them and us too...

alicia m (97)
Friday April 13, 2012, 1:55 am
noted, gracias, sure Hank would do better than Spanish politicians!
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