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couldn't get elected dogcatcher

So unpopular or unqualified as to be unable to be elected to even the lowliest role. A hyperbolic phrase, especially since animal control officers are appointed, not elected. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. After making off-color remarks about several demographics of voters, the would-be mayor couldn't even get elected dogcatcher.
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The party pays everything from dogcatcher to president of the United States.
No, he wouldn't even be elected head dogcatcher of Teheran.
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When internal policing failed, the TVHA resorted to the threat of official police power, whether in the form of citing trespassers or having the dogcatcher apprehend roaming dogs.
The secretariat has said that it was 'bitter humour', and all that happened was the local dogcatcher had removed the dog.
A twenty-something loner, Anthony Silvo, is a dogcatcher in a Los Angeles that has a dark side, where werewolves are hit men and drug dealers.
She defeated the candidate of the Republican Party leadership, Mike Castle, and this led the head of the Delaware Republican Party say that O'Donnell wasn't qualified to be a dogcatcher, and was a "delusional liar.
While on the trail of this elusive boy, Dog is captured by the dogcatcher and taken to the pound.
To Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa: Thank you for realizing that neither of you could be elected dogcatcher in a statewide election.
Her mama had called the dogcatcher many times, but he could never find Skip.
He did what nearly all of the more than 40,000 candidates in America regularly do at election time while seeking public office, from the White House to dogcatcher in Jennings Lodge, Oregon, he praised Israel as the all time indispensable American ally.
The long tail of politics is, "I can find out what my town dogcatcher is up to.