Meet your new mayor.
The town of Fair Haven, Vermont, has sworn in its honorary mayor––a three-year-old goat named Lincoln.
The #goat #elected as #honorary #mayor in #Vermont has been sworn in for his first term https://t.co/kEhoxunrLA— Vera Barre (@Vera Barre)1552597403.0
According to town manager, Joseph Gunter, the "position" of pet mayor was conceived as a fundraiser for a playground and evolved into an opportunity to impart a knowledge of civics to young children.
Lincoln was fitted with his very own mayoral sash when his handlers took him to the town hall for his swearing in. Town Clerk Suzanne Dechame and the select board were on hand to deliver the oath of office.
Oh, and Lincoln defecated on the floor during the ceremony, which is peak 2019.
That's a rather bold move immediately after taking office, and clean-up was left to the police chief and other attendees.
Goat starts term as pet mayor www.youtube.com
Lincoln's already ignited quite the conversation on social media.
Again, this is peak 2019, ya'll.
Me, in 2015: Wow! A goat as the mayor! I can’t believe the town voted for a goat! Me, in 2019, taking a long drag… https://t.co/3jxHdpeTvd— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller)1552580178.0
No context is the best context.
No context makes this better: “On the way out of the offices, the honorary mayor defecated on the floor — leaving c… https://t.co/BMOXibHu2b— Amanda Litman (@Amanda Litman)1552572229.0
We see what you did there.
A nanny state? Vermont town elects goat as honorary mayor https://t.co/27AiTWTv8y— Visaa Education & Consultant (@Visaa Education & Consultant)1552383113.0
Goats for America!
This would be a vast improvement over the vast majority of elected officials found here in N.J. Where do I sign? https://t.co/YqNZgYo3Uo— Tom Szymanski (@Tom Szymanski)1552588565.0
Oh, gurl. You dodged a bullet, didn't you?
So, I got married decades back in Fair Haven, VT. My Ex is from there. The fine people of Fair Haven have voted an… https://t.co/7wJ644Bl4k— Ginger Snapped ❤ (@Ginger Snapped ❤)1552509192.0
Don't be hatin'.
I just read a story about a small town in Vermont that recently elected a goat for mayor, and I thought, “That sounds right.”— Mel (@Mel)1552441118.0
We wish Lincoln well as he serves the rest of his term, and unlike his famous namesake, we hope he avoids theaters in the near future.