Anyone who follows the antics of Salt Lake’s mayor knows he’s about as complacent as an starving crazed weasel. (Oh, yes, I chose that particular animal on purpose.) As if we aren’t embarrassed enough at his absenteeism, his questionable spending habits (be they on going to Torino or buying a bunch of booze on taxpayer dollars), and his determination to do everything but run the city effectively, he then jumps up and utters this little gem: “I don’t respect people who see things headed in the wrong direction and because of their high sense of deference or because of their membership in the [national] culture of obedience they keep their mouths shut.” (See Tribune article.)
Well, color me surprised that he isn’t too wild about those who aren’t as loudmouthed as he is. I don’t like Bush any more than he may, but if I were even just the elected dog catcher, I wouldn’t be jumping on board the protest wagon. Rocky, you aren’t embarrassing Salt Lakers anymore: you’re just embarrassing yourself.