Giggles the Pig is running for mayor and slinging mud, but one of her opponents snaps back with a grisly threat.
Two legs bad, four legs not a convicted murderer.
(via GiggleThePig4FlintMayor on Facebook)
One candidate is running to take a stand against criminal politicians in the city of Flint, Michigan, and she's also an adorable piglet named Giggles. Flint's mayoral race seems bleak. Some of the names in contention for the mayor's office are downright scoundrels; one is even a convicted murderer. Local defense attorney Michael Ewing decided to fight this systemic corruption by doing something serious: He started a Facebook campaign to elect his pig the mayor of Flint.
Meet Giggles. This pig is running for mayor of Flint.Posted by Molly Young on Thursday, May 7, 2015
"I am pretty forgiving, but I am really strongly opposed to murder—and think electing a mayor who was convicted of murder sends a bad message about our city. ... We also have a mayoral candidate who was recently convicted for driving his car while drunk on the highway with three flat tires—while driving the wrong direction on the highway. ... Flint deserves better candidates than this. While reading about these people it occurred to me that Giggles would be a more dignified candidate—and I'm right."
Ewing was more right than he could imagine. Giggles' campaign message angered one of her opponents in the race: Wantwaz Davis, convicted murderer and city councilman. Davis took to Facebook to fire back at Giggles, the silly mud-slinging pig, and maybe got a little carried away with his reply. In his now-deleted post on Giggles campaign headquarters, Davis wrote a lengthy rebuttal to his murder charge, called Ewing a hypocrite, and closed with a chilling campaign promise, "I honestly laughed at your remarks, however, I will be the next mayor of Flint, Michigan and will feast off of your pig at my victory party, you can get in for free, VIP on me."
We're less concerned about Mr. Davis' threats than the fact that he honestly uses this photo for every single Facebook post. (via Wantwaz Davis on Facebook)
Giggles had no comment, because pigs can't speak.