Einstein The Dog Officially Starts Running For Oakland Mayor
A group of Occupy veterans in Oakland, California decided that shepherd mix Einstein should run for office and they say the unusual candidate is a form of commentary on individual political accountability and an effort to give power to the people.
‘’Without a fallible human in the Mayor’s Office, we must all play our parts in determining the route Oakland will take into the future. No longer will we ask what the City Government can do for us. Instead, we will see the way clear to changing the City ourselves, to expanding the power of residents of modest income, to shrinking the power of the rich by establishing a larger and more representative City Council.’’
Einstein took to his website to express his opinion.
‘’I like to run. A lot! I mean A LOT! So make no mistake, I can make it all the way to the finish line, and I invite you to join me! :)’’
Michael Wilson, Einstein’s political adviser, assures the public that Einstein has never bitten anyone and although it’s illegal for dogs to hold public office in Oakland, he believes the dog could make a difference.
“There is a legitimate reason to wonder whether a dog can serve as mayor of Oakland, but he provides a great voice for low-income and otherwise marginalized people who live in Oakland. They have no candidate to represent them.”