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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I know that guy

Big full-page ad in the Times yesterday about gay marriage:


Impressive presentation, simple message:


The customary signature block at the bottom:


Some names on there you would expect to see:




Some others that you might not expect to see:



And hey! Whaddya know?


Comments (1)

I swear that Portland elected officials have a secret book they pass around that contains the precise 'Posturing:Actual Work Done' ratio necessary to get re-elected.

Posted by: Sebastian at July 26, 2006 03:34 PM

The Mayor of Salt Lake City? Wow.

Posted by: Eric at July 26, 2006 03:52 PM

Sabastian-
Yeah, but I'm sure this is the first time many PDXers heard of the ad. I don't think he was tooting his own horn over this... could be wrong, but...

You are aware his daughter is gay? I think his vested interest in the issue trumps any need to gain a voting bloc.

Posted by: TKrueg at July 26, 2006 03:55 PM

There's a serious progressive movement in Utah right now... I think it will vote 'purple' next election.

Posted by: TKrueg at July 26, 2006 03:57 PM

The Mayor of Salt Lake City? Wow.

Rocky's a big ol' lib--I voted for him when I lived there. He unabashed about his Democratic politics--he's been very outspoken about his opposition to the Iraq war and to Bush. Salt Lake City is surprisingly liberal--it's about 50-50 LDS-non LDS, and most of the nons are Democrats. The Congressman who represents the SLC area, Jim Matheson, is a (conservative) Dem.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 26, 2006 03:58 PM

I knew that there were some liberals in Salt Lake, just didn't think there was enough to elect a mayor that liberal.

Posted by: Eric at July 26, 2006 04:19 PM

OK, I'll say it.

I'm proud to see our mayor's name on this. Both as a city employee, and as a long-time resident of this city.

Posted by: Frank Dufay at July 26, 2006 07:28 PM

Me, too.

Posted by: Jack Bog at July 26, 2006 07:45 PM

Too bad Washington decided to interpret the P&I clause in its state constitution to comport with the error of the Slaughterhouse cases today. It comes with a new gloss, too. Not only does it bow to Slaughterhouse's neutering of P&I, but to further comport with the erroneous dead-Fed interpretation, P&I in Washington now applies only to "a grant of positive favoritism to a minority class," whatever that means (which is nothing, because we can all name examples that would never be struck down).

Fundamental right or not, let's just admit it right now: we are unwilling to limit government to granting only those P&I that apply to everyone. So instead, we let the judiciary make up doctrinal fiction that is equally result oriented, not away from plaintiffs, but away from the implications of a serious P&I clause.
...
Article I, section 12 provides that "[n]o law shall be passed granting to any citizen, class of citizens, or corporation other than municipal, privileges or immunities which upon the same terms shall not equally belong to all citizens, or corporations."

Posted by: immune at July 26, 2006 07:57 PM

Interesting fellow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Anderson

Posted by: Matt Jusinski at July 26, 2006 08:43 PM

In addition to Rocky, who IS a great guy, the mayor of Salt Lake County (like our county chair) is Peter Corroon -- first cousin to Howard Dean, and an endorsed member of the Dean Dozen (along with Tom Potter.)

Posted by: Kari Chisholm at July 27, 2006 02:23 AM

p.s. Incidentally, something interesting to note... In 2004, thirteen states banned gay marriage. In Utah, the vote total was the sixth lowest. Given how conservative it is (in '92, Clinton took third) that was a big surprise.

More about that over on Western Democrat.

Posted by: Kari Chisholm at July 27, 2006 02:25 AM

the mayor of Salt Lake County (like our county chair) is Peter Corroon -- first cousin to Howard Dean, and an endorsed member of the Dean Dozen

That's too bad.

Posted by: Jack Bog at July 27, 2006 03:24 AM

Hey! What's so bad about Dean?

His 50-state strategy is spreading the D.C. warchest to build a Dem presence in places like Utah (and Wyoming, Mississippi, Kentucky, and...). Finally we have a politician who's actually trying to tear down the beltway group-think that has killed the Dems politically. And it's working.

Ok, I'll stop being shrill now... ;)

Posted by: TKrueg at July 27, 2006 11:56 AM

Now, if only he liked baseball.

Posted by: stephen at July 27, 2006 02:28 PM

First off I just spent a month in SLC, the mayor is a leftist through and through and probably from the sounds of it will lose his re-election (just went the paper in SLC said). Is he as left as Potter no, but no means should you be surprised.

Posted by: Robert at July 28, 2006 06:42 PM

People saying Utah can become purple GOOD LUCK! Bush has the higgest approval out of any state in Utah. The mayor in SLC says it will be a success to get 1k people to protest Bush at the American legion conference this month. In any other state liberals/progressives would call that a failure. Utah is like Massachusetts they are solid in one color.

Posted by: Robert at July 28, 2006 06:47 PM

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