Occasionally populaces who are really incompetent for office get elected to enormously influential positions. Not that we are thinking of anyone in particular or anything.
But although giant orange babies have been elected recently, a town in California has taken things one step quicker to preposterousness by electing a dog as the mayor of their city.
Idyllwild has permitted a golden retriever named Maximus Might Dog Mueller II to turn into its mayor. In fact, The dog has been in office for five years.
The entirely cat and dog mayoral battle of 2012 was contested by 14 dogs and two cats. People paid $1 to vote and all earnings were donated to the animal rescue services.
Maximus, the dog is apparently often seen touring around town in his personalised dog-proof pickup truck and makes usual civic appearances.
By all accounts locals and visitors are completely smitten with the furry mayor. A tourist called Andrea Valadez said, “Max is overwhelming. He is very sociable and he lets my son give him treats. He certainly beats other animals that have been chosen recently and the way things are going he will perhaps last longer in office.