Bravo, Rocky

Salt Lake sounds off in protest and support

We watched the Mayor of Salt Lake speak on TV during lunch yesterday. It was fantastic to hear a public official speak out like this. Even if one disagrees with the politics, you have to admire a local official who is not running for re-election (some would argue he may run for another office down the road) who isn’t afraid to speak up.

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.

And as a host city, it was great to see all the rallies for and against Bush. Favorite one: “Rock Against Rumsfeld”.

I’ll be sad when Mr. Anderson leaves office. He’s a colorful mayor and I love how outspoken he can be.