Please take the time to congratulate all the dedicated candidates below.
We regret the delay in scheduling this exciting event ~ but our candidates
have busy and demanding schedules. They have come from all over the world
tonight for the celebration ~ Virginia and New Zealand, Oregon and Nevada,
Maryland and Texas, South Carolina, Indiana and Florida.
Before the festivities begin, let me take a moment to
give very special thanks to Misha. Without his vision and
commitment, we would not be here today.
He ran an amazing election, with many worthy candidates,
and all are respected for their clean campaigns.
It is with special pride that we note the mandate given to the
first female Cat President of the World, Coco.
Lastly, I humbly thank my assistant, Zoey. There were many
times when I thought she would go before the Court of High Crimes
and Misdemeanors for her errors with the event planning,
but in the end she prevailed. To show her my gratitude,
I invited her to attend this evening's event in my absence.
Enjoy your evening.