As the 2012 presidential election draws near, let us take some time to remember a simpler, stupider time. A time when two men captured the world's attention; a shill for the pizza industry and a smug billionaire. I'm talking, of course, about Bob Surlaw and Scottie, who competed for an open senate seat on the wonderful world of Walthros. Originally running in HamsterSpeak from November 2010 to April 2011, the saga of Bob's political ambitions and eventual fall from grace remain one of the magazine's true high points. To the surprise of everyone and desire of no one, this saga was revisited in July 2012, in HamsterSpeak #63, with a look back at how the election shaped the political landscape of Walthros and beyond.

-Paul Harrington, 7/19/2012