A Rocky Reception For The President

by | Sep 1, 2006

“Let no one deny we are patriots. We love our country, we hold dear the values upon which our nation was founded, and we are distressed at what our President, his administration, and our Congress are doing to, and in the name of, our great nation. Blind faith in bad leaders is not patriotism. A patriot does not tell people who are intensely concerned about their country to just sit down and be quiet; to refrain from speaking out in the name of politeness or for the sake of being a good host; to show slavish, blind obedience and deference to a dishonest, war-mongering, human-rights-violating president.” -Rocky Anderson

What does it mean when President Bush faces a “Rocky” reception in Salt Lake City, home to more Republicans per capita than any other major US city?

Salt Lake Mayor, Rocky Anderson at anti-Bush rally yesterday

It means a number of things. One thing it means is Salt Lake is more diverse than people give it credit for. The other thing it means is the emperor wears no clothes.

Salt Lake uber blogger, Blurbomat, says of the day, “The local GOP tried a phone jamming campaign to ‘send a message’ that Mr. Anderson didn’t speak for the state. For the record, he represented my feelings perfectly.”