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All hail Lincoln, a Nubian goat now known as His Honor the Mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont. Yes, as the Associated Press reports, Lincoln outlasted over a dozen other critters seeking the office, most notably a dog named Sammie, to win the final tally 13-10. The remaining dogs, cats and a gerbil named Crystal garnered 30 votes combined. For the next year, Lincoln will represent the community – which doesn’t have a human mayor – at public functions and celebrations, usually adorned with a festive sash befitting his place in the hierarchy. Sounds good, but folks ought to be careful. As we we’ve seen, putting an inexperienced and temperamental critter with bad hair into a position of power rarely works out for anyone.