Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Number 9, Get Me The Press!

Mayor Rocky Anderson has sacked his Communications Director. Duncan Moench is out, Patrick Thronson is in. Thronson is the ninth person to take the most thankless job in Utah politics. Thronson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He'll need every bit of that plus a therapist and some body armor. Apparently, the position pays EXTREMELY well. If Thronson is smart, he'll save as much as he can for as long as he's in there. He'll need the money for continuing psych bills. Maybe he can claim workers comp. Do they cover emotional disability? note: Patrick Thronson has been Mayor Anderson's "scheduler" since last year when the Mayor's assistant "couldn't take it anymore" the same week Deeda Seed "couldn't take it anymore". Deeda Seed was #6. At least Thronson knows what he's getting himself into.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Logan said...

I went to high school with Patrick Thronson. His dad is a very influential lawyer and a good friend of mine.

I hope Patrick the best. He is a very intelligent kid, but he is being put into the fire at a young 23 years of age.

1/17/2006 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous JackJack said...

#9

#9

#9

This one gets killed and eaten, right?

#9

#9

1/17/2006 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger Charley Foster said...

Who do you predict the mayor will offend in the State of the City tonight? Recall last year it was polluting Davis Countians.

1/17/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The state of the state is tonight. The state of the city isn't tonight, is it?
ALB

1/17/2006 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless us everyone, especially those who serve as Rocko's voice (like he needs one).

1/18/2006 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2-1 The poor Harvard boy last 3 months...before he returns to the east

1/18/2006 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger Oldenburg said...

Rocky needs to wake up and realize that he will never get anywhere treating his staff like poop? Nine people? And that's just one position. Many others have shuffled out of there quickly due to Anderson's abusive behavior. If Rocky has dreams of running for Congress or Senate again, he needs to have a loyal cadre of supporters.

Burning through staffers pretty much ensures a bunch of stories that "he's crazy" that cost Merrill Cook his job.

For a contrast of styles, look at St. Sen. Patrice Arnet. Another thing to note, there just aren't that many democrats out there (and liberal ones at that) to piss off and still have a staff or campaign.

PS I think I went to high school with Duncan.

1/18/2006 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI- it is Senator Patrice Arent.

1/19/2006 08:33:00 AM  

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