In Defense of Mayor Rocky Anderson
He's everyone's favorite whipping post, including mine. (He shares that seat with Senator Orrin Hatch) But I'm going to defend him on one point. I think it's a mistake to use personality to trash our political leadership. I think political leaders like Mayor Anderson should be judged by their effectiveness in office, not by an employee popularity contest. We've all had mean bosses. How many of us got very far compaining our bosses were jerks. Also, we've always known Mayor Anderson was a jerk. It's not a secret, and not really news. Remember his first campaign that brought out his old secretaries and employees claiming he had driven them into therapy? Now, if Mayor Anderson is truly a religious and sexual bigot on the job, then let's talk lawsuits. Or if his actions are hindering the work at city hall, then let's talk. But City Hall's problems won't be solved by Mayor Anderson joining some sort of twelve- step program (as he claims he has). The problems in SLC are not because of the Mayor's personality. Naughty or nice, Rocky just isn't a very good mayor. That's all.