Sunday, August 21, 2005

SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson, hero?

Read this.

This is dynamite. I want to move to Salt Lake City that much more now, knowing how cool the mayor can be.


Kevin said...

Rocky's protest at a veterans convention will probably backfire. It is too easy for the right wing press to make a protest at a VFW convention appear as anti-soldier.

The Tribune indicated that the protest would be "a collaboration of health-care-provision advocates, seniors, the [gay, lesbian and bisexual and transsexual] community, anti-Patriot Act advocates and other civil libertarians, anti-war folks, pro-Social Security advocates, environmental advocates, anti-nuclear-testing advocates, and anti-nuclear-waste-shipment-and-storage advocates,"

Veterans questioning Bush would be effective. The protest called by Rocky would simply be divisive.

Bryan said...

True, it may be divisive, and technically I'm against that, but it's good to see Democrats that hold office to show some type of spine.

I would like to see more veterans join the anti-war effort, but after watching how well that worked for John Kerry in the conservative media, I wonder if they will.

Elias said...

Win, lose or draw, it is refreshing to see a Democrat actually act like he belongs to the opposition party. I hope Rocky Anderson runs for a higher office, and not just because he called for this protest. He may actually stand a chance in a gubernatorial race... Does that sound crazy? I submit to you that yes, it does. But one can hope.