Spongebob Squarepants, star of the hit television show of the same name, announced Friday that he has decided to run for President of the United States as an Independent.
"I just got so disgusted with the whole thing", Squarepants told reporters. "I mean, let's face it. There is not one person running for president who is fit to clean algae off the roads in Bikini Bottom, much less run this country. I know that I can do a better job. I want to be the first invertebrate president!"
Spongebob refused to speculate on possible candidates for vice president, but some political pundits have already begun to openly discuss the likelihood of a Spongebob Squarepants/Squidward ticket.
Nedford Dingwangle, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Government at Bikini Bottom State University, states that such a combination is a formula for elecoral success. Dingwangle posited that such a combination would be similar to that of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, i.e., a silly, mindless, gullible president and an empathy lacking, cynical bastard of a vice president.