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Editor’s Notebook: Albert the Wondercat says we’re voting GOP

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Yipes: After earlier this year hiking the price of Fancy Feast (the gravy-laden kind) from 70 cents per can to 79 cents, Giant over the weekend upped it again to 89 cents. Or 27 percent in total, if my calculator can be trusted.

Here’s how this plays into the mounting woes of the Democrats.

Fancy Feast gravy-style is the only brand of cat food that Albert the Wondercat likes. You put some other version in front of him and, yes, it’ll be eaten, but not without complaint. (And with the threat of lord knows what he might do when I’m asleep.)

So far, I can handle the increased cost of cat food within my ever-tightening budget. And yes, it’s hard to blame one political party over another for inflation (although the Biden administration’s war on fossil fuels isn’t helping matters, is it?).


But if we have to downgrade to a less expensive form of cat food between now and November, I will tell Democrats one thing — Albert will insist that we (er, I) vote a straight Republican ticket to send a message.

Possession, they say, is 9/10ths of the law, and these days Democrats have possession of three branches of government (executive, legislative and media). I’m willing to cut them some slack, but if Fancy Feast goes much higher, the feline vote is going to swing heavily over to the GOP.

TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM: A local elected official in Sun Gazette-land recently announced a fund-raiser in support of one of the most imperiled Democrats in Congress, Elaine Luria.

It’s a nice thing to do, although if the situation in November is the way it is now, Luria (and Abigail Spanberger) are goners, collateral damage of the current malaise. (Not sure Republicans can pull off the trifecta and oust Jennifer Wexton, as her district became more Democratic-friendly with redistricting, but we don’t yet know how bad it’s going to get by the time Election Day rolls around.)

Even if Luria’s chances at re-election seem limited at best, it’s perhaps good politics for other elected officials to try and help her out. Never hurts to have friends who owe you a favor.

  • Scott McCaffrey

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