You might take the democratic process very seriously, but not everybody is on your side. Specifically the 6,000 or so people who wrote in a cat for US Senator of Virginia. The cat came in third place.Hank the cat was running a pro-feline, neuter and spay, job creation platform that some people found more appealing than what Tim Kaine and George Allen, the two major party contenders, had to offer.

It's painful to imagine people in a swing state like Virginia joking around at the polls, but at the same time, maybe more candidates should learn to groom themselves with their tongues and play in boxes.

Even if Hank had won, he probably couldn't have held office -- he's only 10 years old. And also he's not human.