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Top Ten Reasons to Be an Elected Official in 2008
Dec 27, 2007

As we face the end of the calendar year, the National League of Cities would like to offer a lighthearted look at the serious job facing local elected officials every day.

1) You have to be able to add two and two together (and the answer must always be four).

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Top Ten Reasons to Be an Elected Official in 2008

Nin the cat retiring from duty as trusty mascot on top of Mount Washington Observatory, home of the world's worst weather

Iowa man spends Christmas Eve stuck upside-down in opening of septic tank

Door levers are making doorknobs deader than a doorknob

New Zealand student who sends up to 100 text messages a day diagnosed with the country's first case of 'text thumb'

California guy who has turned his home into The Center for Bigfoot Studies thinks 100,000 of the hairy beasts are roaming North America

Seattle adventurer muscles across Pacific in a rowboat

Thanks to global warming, you can now get dengue fever on your European vacation

"Don't tase me, bro" tops this year's list of the most memorable quotes

Egypt is planning to copyright its pyramids

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