"Most times we can't tell if she's approving or vetoing," said Cher Mann, city council member. "Her head just bobbles and she's got that creepy grin on her face."
Mini Moose was originally created in Mooseville Laboratories to alleviate part of the Mayor's workload.
"She was supposed to stand in at ribbon-cutting ceremonies and other functions where the Mayor's role was more symbolic than legislative," said Tess Secretary, spokesperson for the Mayor's office. "We admit things have gotten a bit out of control."
"She's drunk with power," said Mann. "Last week she approved a ban on stop signs, and yesterday we think she vetoed coconut."
Mini Moose's role in Mooseville government has grown rapidly since the Mayor went on sabbatical two weeks ago.
"We're trying to reach the Mayor," Secretary admitted. "But apparently there's no cell phone service where she is."
When pressed for an exact location Secretary was allusive, only stating that the Mayor would return Saturday.
"We'll get everything sorted out then," she added. "I think it's important for city council to be patient and not overreact."
City council members say it's difficult to remain calm.
"We've got traffic issues now," says Guy Citizen. "And I don't think they're going to have coconut cream pies at Mooseville Café until this gets resolved."
When contacted for a response about the reliability of their clone, Mooseville Laboratories issued this statement.
"There is no way to predict which of the host's personality traits the clone will adopt. We are not responsible if it brings to light the Mayor's character flaws."
The statement went on to say that cloning was safe, reliable, and useful and that Mini Moose was a major advancement for science.
"I never thought I'd say this, but I miss the actual Mayor," Citizen said. "This mini thing is crazy, and what's with the Bruce Lee banana suit?"
How much more damage Mini Moose will cause remains unseen, but the Mayor's office seems confident that they will get things under control.
"City Council won't meet until the Mayor returns, and Mini Moose is on medical leave to work on strengthening her neck muscles."
The jury's still out on whether or not cloning the Mayor was a good idea. Though from the way things look so far, Mini Moose might be more trouble than she's worth.
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