Today, a Washington prosecutor faces his toughest challenger in ten terms: this dog. Nyima, a “fluffy mutt” who is a good boy, yes he is, is running to replace Republican David McEachran as Whatcom County Prosecutor.
His owner, University of Washington assistant professor Frank James, mounted a write-in campaign to get Nyima on the ballot for today’s primary, and according to the Bellingham Herald, needs only 1% of the vote to be listed on the general election ballot in November. “It’s for fun, but also to make a point,” James told ABC. “Our current prosecuting attorney has had no opposition in the past 10 terms. It’s time for other people to think about running.”
And what’s Nyima’s platform, and does he poop under it? “Nyima has a lot of characters that we’d like to see in politicians: honestly, sincerity, simple, clear thinking about stuff, and not serving the interests of the wealthy of powerful.”
The likelihood that Nyima will actually become a dog lawyer is nearly impossible, and the Whatcom County auditor has called the stunt “frivolous.” Nevertheless, Nyima is such a good dog, yes he is, we love you Nyima.
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