Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator, and most would argue that in order to do that you need to swear an oath to obtain an office in government, as well as fill out the necessary paper work. Don't underestimate how crazy things can get in politics, especially when most of the people running the country can't even square the difference between national defense and murdering teenagers with drones.
“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton
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