Meet Mayor Max
July 20, 2019 2:09 PM   Subscribe

The mayor of Idyllwild, California, was born into public service. He took office at just 11 weeks old and spends nearly every day engaging with his constituents and spreading his hopes for world peace. He does it largely in the nude, though he wears a tie and an array of hats. Mayor Maximus Mighty-Dog Mueller II, age six, is a golden retriever on a mission: “In his heart, he would like to see peace on Earth in his lifetime.” posted by roger ackroyd (17 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Damn but he is cute. 14/10, would vote for him.
posted by davidmsc at 2:26 PM on July 20, 2019 [3 favorites]

Cutest mayor evar!!!
posted by supermedusa at 2:40 PM on July 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

By next year, he'll be old enough in dog years to run for President (7 for every one human year). Just saying. Imagine him in debate against the current sonofabitch... or at least as a running mate, he'd be just what American politics needs - a really good boy.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:02 PM on July 20, 2019 [5 favorites]

They had a dog mayor in Lurlene, IA, but he was succeeded by Richard John Splett after an unfortunate chocolate incident.
posted by stevil at 3:04 PM on July 20, 2019 [7 favorites]

Good Mayor cares for his constituents...

His security team, however, look a bit sketchy, though, as you would expect...
posted by Windopaene at 3:07 PM on July 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

Ain't nothing in the rules says a dog can't execute municipal authority.
posted by glonous keming at 3:23 PM on July 20, 2019 [5 favorites]

No bones about it; it's a ruff job but some son of a bitch has to do it.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:26 PM on July 20, 2019 [9 favorites]

Apparently it’s illegal to have a human mayor of an unincorporated town.
posted by danielparks at 7:26 PM on July 20, 2019 [2 favorites]

I hear he’s got his paws in everything. He made the town an offer they couldn’t ruff-use. Follow the kibble.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:49 PM on July 20, 2019 [4 favorites]

First duty: remove all "No Littering" signs.

Because dogs are born in... I'll get my coat.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:11 PM on July 20, 2019 [5 favorites]

@FoldableHuman tweeted this w/r/t to the mayor of Talkeetna, AK, but I think it is relevant to this story as well:

We like to chuckle at these kinds of stories as "yokel wackiness" but they do demonstrate that many central authority figures are simply unnecessary to the functionality of their respective systems.
posted by deadbilly at 5:06 AM on July 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

Of course someone had to throw a dead goat into the thread.
posted by Carouselle at 1:36 PM on July 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

I mean I want to get excited about this golden retriever but odds are in a day or so we'll find out that he's a racist.
posted by Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon at 4:32 PM on July 21, 2019 [3 favorites]

Well, he DID dress up as a Black Lab in puppy kindergarten.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:38 PM on July 21, 2019

It's a little embarrassing when a dog Mayor wears more ties than you. I at least wear pants though.
posted by mundo at 6:28 PM on July 21, 2019 [4 favorites]

I love Idyllwild! a great place to take a break form the rest of Southern California, and way less developed than the Lake Arrowhead/ Big Bear Lake area.

Not to be a downer in a cute dog thread, but the town actually has some real issues, with two of the three ways into town blocked for months.

World peace is great, and hopefully the dogs, artists, rock climbers, and mountain bikers of the town are contributing. However the biggest threat to the town is climate change. Multiple dry years making fires worse, and then super wet years causing landslides looks like the new normal.
posted by CostcoCultist at 4:15 AM on July 22, 2019 [2 favorites]

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