Sunday, July 24, 2005

Mayor Anderson: Train Wreck

In his column Sunday, Frank Pignanelli responded to the question of whether he thought Mayor Anderson would run for another term: "Absolutely (don't believe rumors to the contrary). Where else could Rocky get a job that allows him glamorous opportunities to schmooze with Robert Redford and European Union bigwigs while the City Council performs all the necessary grunt work to keep the city operating?" Pignanelli's response reminded me of the leadership philosophy of Steve Urquhart: "Leadership is quiet. Lack of leadership is a train wreck, punctuated by big speeches and grandstanding." Remember the "rally" Mayor Anderson held that dissolved into a shouting match with the mayor of North Salt Lake? Quietly bailed out by the City Council. Remember when the City Council quietly organized the Salt Palace Expansion money while Mayor Anderson delivered zingers about Mormon legislators to the newspaper? Remember the Mayor's State of the State speech that sparked a junior high slapfest with Davis County while the City Council quietly maintained and built a relationship with Davis County politicians that is currently saving our a$$ in the land dispute? Remember those big speeches at the whatever international conferences while the only downtown renewal project of his two terms is executed fully by the Mormon Church? MAYOR ROCKY ANDERSON'S ADMINISTRATION IS A TRAIN WRECK PUNCUATED BY BIG SPEECHES AND GRANDSTANDING

5 Comments:

Blogger Reach Upward said...

It's true, it's factual, but it ain't satisfactual.

7/25/2005 07:12:00 AM  
Blogger David said...

Excellent commentary. And I really like Urquhart's statement. He sounds like a serious leader whereas Rocky is a wannabe national-stage politician who has no serious chance of making law except for local city ordinances while he's still in Utah. I sort of feel for the guy.

7/25/2005 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous dexter said...

would that be the same pigineli that lost to anderson? You're qouting the parting shots of a defeated rival and giving it serious reflection?

Here's an idea, next time you genuflect on the wondrous and benevolent wisdom of the city council (OMG that Eric Jergensen is so dreamy!!), why don't you provide specific examples with supporting evidence of Anderson's supposed ineptitude, and the Council's quiet excellence. And something more substantial than dread bumpersticker wars please.

You know, I think most slc republicans love rocky. With him in office, they can bitch and moan about leadership without having to address the ugly little fact the majority of politicans in place to affect change are ineffectual members of the GOP.

7/26/2005 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...why don't you provide specific examples with supporting evidence of Anderson's supposed ineptitude, and the Council's quiet excellence..."

What are you blind? He gave FOUR solid examples of this. Go back and read the post again...this time with your eyes OPEN!

"You know, I think most slc republicans love rocky. With him in office, they can bitch and moan about leadership without having to address..."

Ahh touche. The democrats have been guilty of this kind of behavior ever since George W. was sworn in on January of 2001.

7/26/2005 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HA HA HA HA!!!

Eat it Dexter!!!

HA HA HA HA HA!!!

That just made my day!

Logan

7/27/2005 07:22:00 AM  

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