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Cat in the Hat for president! He already knows how to mess things up

The fearless Dr. Seuss character announces his candidacy, with help from Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Hey, if anyone knows how to mess things up big time, it's Dr. Seuss' legendary Cat in the Hat. The fearless feline announced his candidacy for president this week outside the author's childhood home in Springfield, Massachusetts, with impish assistants Thing 1 and Thing 2 at his side.

Watch out if he wins, America. The cat's namesake book shows him completely destroying the home of Sally and her brother, though to be fair, he does pick things up in the end.

There was a slight emperor-has-no-clothes problem when a kid in the crowd pointed out that the cat was naked, and the candidate quickly covered up his Little Friskies.

The cat will run as an independent, and is seeking cabinet members who speak in rhyme, said Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, according to UPI. When asked if the cat will release his tax returns, Brandt responded that the cat "will be fully transparent."

A website set up for the Cat encourages visitors to vote for one of five charities, and the organization earning the most votes will receive a $10,000 donation.

The campaign is a promotional event for the cat's latest book, "One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote."