Even If He Wins, Einstein Can't Hold Office In Oakland, Calif. Residents of Oakland have a new mayoral candidate to choose from: Einstein. But in Oakland, canines are not permitted to hold public office.

Even If He Wins, Einstein Can't Hold Office In Oakland, Calif.

Even If He Wins, Einstein Can't Hold Office In Oakland, Calif.

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Residents of Oakland have a new mayoral candidate to choose from: Einstein. But in Oakland, canines are not permitted to hold public office.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Audie Cornish. Residents of Oakland, California have a new mayoral candidate to choose from today and according to his webpage, Einstein loves to run and promises to quote, "be a very good mayor."

That's because he's quote, "a very good dog," actually, a shepherd mix nominated by members of the Occupy Oakland movement advocating for changes in City Hall. Sadly for Einstein, he doesn't have a dog's chance of winning; canines can't hold public office in Oakland.

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