Could you name your school’s student body president? My bet is that you probably couldn’t. That’s certainly not a slight towards you. I couldn’t answer the question correctly myself. Nobody of any sanity really gives a damn about student government, and rightfully so.
The students at North Dakota State University have an exceptionally low desire to participate in their student government, as only 13 percent of their student body even bothered to vote in their annual elections. Even more telling was the fact that there were eleven senator spots, yet only five candidates. They couldn’t even fill the ballots. What this means was that more than half of those elected would be the result of write-in votes, the perfect storm for a mischievous student.
Meet Professor X, a homeless cat that was recently adopted earlier this year by an NDSU sophomore and his roommate. The trifecta of the American flag background, the authoritative lean on the armrest, and a face that appears to be connected to no brain activity immediately qualified him as a candidate for student government.
— Professor X (@CatSenator) April 16, 2015
The student newspaper attempted to conduct an interview with the cat’s “press secretary,” but it was less than spectacular, so we’ll stick to the truly funny aspect of this story — a fucking cat was elected to student government. That’s a giant middle finger to the morons accosting innocent students begrudgingly shuffling to class.
Officially, Professor X placed seventh on the ballot with 38 official votes. His final vote count was 50, but that was because North Dakota State’s students were too stupid to spell Professor X correctly.
From The Spectrum:
Chief Justice Mathew Warsocki said during Friday’s results announcement the feline brought in 38 official votes; however, the vote count was raised because some students struggled to spell “Professor X” correctly.
Regardless of spelling, Professor X’s vote total placed him seventh on the ballot.
Sadly, due to him being a cat, he will not be placed in the Senate. While he won’t become an official school senator, he will forever have a place in North Dakota State University lore, because, well, they really don’t have anything else to talk about..
[via The Spectrum]
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