Mayor Anderson Not Debate Leader
The Deseret News article on Mayor Anderson's email included this quote from Mark Bennett, spokesman for the Salt Lake Convention and Visitor's Bureau: "If you're supportive of the president, you might be annoyed that this mayor is taking a stand, But if you're not, it probably increases awareness that in Utah, known as the reddest of the red states, there actually is a healthy political debate led by Salt Lake's mayor." Nice quote. But incorrect. If Mayor Anderson is leading this debate, why did his email begin with: "Hello! Is anything being planned for Bush's visit next week? There should be a major demonstration - with compelling speakers." He's not leading, but he's happily taking credit.