Manx Party presidential catidate Douglas visited Northern Illinois University on Friday in the wake of an on-campus shooting of five students.
“My owner spent her first three years of school in DeKalb when her father was working at Northern Illinois,” read a prepared statement. “She has wonderful memories of Lincoln School and of the student teachers from NIU. My owner is saddened at this incident, and so are Benny and I. I thought pet therapy would be helpful for the students. I may be a cat, but today, I am a Huskie.”
The catidate visited the Douglas Hall residence, where he ate popcorn and marshmallows with students and played with them. Later, he visited the Holmes Student Center where his owner’s father used to work, and then chased the ducks.