Goat To Run: Goat Gets Elected As Honorary Mayor In Vermont Town


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Politicians are often compared to animals because some of them display the same instincts and qualities as they do. What’s sad, however, is that a lot of politicians are even worse than animals. So, one town in Vermont thought of a more logical candidate for their honorary mayor: a goat. It does make sense since the only “greens” it will steal is grass.

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A cold town up north named Fair Haven in Vermont, US has gone viral for its honorary mayor. Instead of suits, the said honorary mayor is wearing nothing but fur. His name is Lincoln and he probably has no idea how he goat there… much like most politicians. Lincoln is a 3-year-old Nubian and he is now poised to be the first honorary pet mayor of Fair Haven.

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It was, however, not that easy of a win for Lincoln, he was up against a ruff opponent– a dog named Sammie, along with 14 other pets. It was a close fight, but Lincoln did not baaack off; he won with 13 votes while the next closest opponent, Sammie the dog, had 10 votes.

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Lincoln’s duties? None too hard, he mostly has to attend town events, like marching in the Memorial Day parade with a sash. Joseph Gunter, the town manager of the 2,500-strong Fair Haven, explained that “It was a great way to introduce the elementary school kids to local government,” in regards to having a pet honorary mayor:

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It is worth noting that since Fair Haven is still too small, it does not have a human mayor. Hence, the locals will have to settle for Lincoln– the live goat Lincoln and not the dead GOAT Lincoln, for any semblance of government for their town. Still, compared to how bad some local politicians usually are, Lincoln the goat does not sound too udderly bad.

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Natividad Sidlangan
Sid was born, did some stuff, then decided to become a writer. He is now on a quest to farm some accolades and life experiences so that he can boast about them in his online 'about yourself' page. So far, the only thing he was able to boast about is a handlebar mustache.

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