Monday, April 24, 2006

Mayor Rocky Anderson Won't Run Again

That's my prediction. He won't run for one big reason: He knows he'll lose. A lot of big names are considering a shot at his job. If he has to run against any of the following people, he's toast. Patrice Arent Eric Jergensen Joe Hatch Jenny Wilson Randy Horiuchi Ralph Becker


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ralph Becker could also be on that list. His opponent at the SL County Convention made that claim on Saturday.

4/24/2006 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

UNless she's moved, Patrice Arent isn't a Salt Lake City resident.


4/24/2006 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Ethan said...

I forgot about Ralph Becker, sorry. I added him.

4/24/2006 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Silus Grok said...

( Typo alert: "knows he'll lose", not "know's he'll lose" )

4/24/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger G.Ellen said...

Okay, can I say PLEASE someone else win??? I can't believe he was voted in so many times....I mean REALLY!

4/24/2006 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rock's problem is that all his favorite "initiatives" require actual diplomatic skills to accomplish, because most of them (mass transit, liquor laws, etc.) reach beyond his city. You don't elect an ACLU lawyer and expect to get a diplomat. He'd rather cram his thumb in peoples' eyes.

(FWIW, this county needs consolidated government, big time. Most of its pressing problems go beyond any single city.)

4/24/2006 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

actually, I think he'd win. see, not all SLC residents demand that their Mayor yield to the Presiding Bishopric on all matters, spiritual and temporal. remember the last election, you know, when lee benson used his D-News column to anoint Rocky as "chief of the Mormon-haters?" remember how the last election was about how that crazy, unhinged anti-Mormon Mayor was going to have his comeuppance? Unfortunately, irrational Rocky-hatred and the consumption of sensationalistic pseudo-journalism crap from Brady Snyder and Heather May doesn't extend to the majority of SLC residents. The vanilla-paste Democratic candidate was presented to SLC voters in the form of Frank Pignanelli and it was rejected. So I'd hope that otherwise good folks like Ralph Becker and Joe Hatch use their tame progressiveness when serving on elected boards that represent a broader cross-section of folks like the County or the State and let the budding, yeasty culture in SLC continue unabated.

4/24/2006 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ralph Becker? Yes, he has years of political experience but what has he actually accomplished? I have yet to see him do much. Although he does seem to oppose alot. He seems like a "nice guy", but beyond that I do not see mayor potential.

4/24/2006 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would vote for an angry swarm of bees before I would ever vote for Rocky. The bees are far easier to work with and a great deal more productive. I can only hope Rocky's future endevors will take him far, far away and hopefully he hasn't done to much damage. Who ever is elected Mayor will have their work cut out for them regaining the public trust. A word of advise to those seeking the position. Once elected listen more, talk less!!

4/24/2006 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

oh yeah, and about diplomacy with the Utah legislature. Diplomacy to the Republican circle-jerks on the hill is impossible. Remember when the aptly-named Bill Hickman, R-St. George, said "we get to drive on his roads and pollute his air; those are great treats for us"? (of course you don't remember, because what gets reported is when Rocky makes a comparison to a moralizing, oppressive government in utah to a moralizing, oppresive government in Afghanistan).

4/24/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous you said...

if rocky doesn't run what will slcspin write about?

Real Salt Lake?

4/24/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found out that Shawn is on Rockys payroll!!!!

Title: Ass Kisser Extraordinar

It doesn't pay much, but he loves the view.

4/24/2006 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger Pete Ashdown said...

Has the angry swarm of bees declared yet?

4/24/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Patrice Arent owns a house in Salt Lake and would have plenty of time to move in before the legality date.

4/24/2006 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see - wasn't there a Democratic mayor who used to get along with Republicans on the hill? Oh yeah - Deedee. And Palmer. And Ted.

Oh, but keep blaming those darned Repiblikins.

4/24/2006 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete - you're a total geek. And a Democrat. I'm a Republican.

I'm still voting for you.

4/24/2006 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrice is not a SLC resident.

4/25/2006 07:40:00 AM  
Blogger Stenar said...

If you stop and try and think up a list of things Rocky has accomplished as mayor, you won't come up with much. Orange flags anyone???

Please, god, don't let him run again or get re-elected if he does run. (And no I'm not a Mormon.) I'm gay, but I still can't stand Rocky. He's the worst mayor we've had in my lifetime.

The T-shirt Blog

4/25/2006 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Tex said...

All the anon's. You people don't have the balls to say who you are... and yet give SUCH strong opinions.
You should really let yourselves be known. You just sound like ranting morons with no names otherwise.

4/25/2006 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous ARK said...


Who are you? Just because you put the first few letters of a state does not mean you are so bold becuase you put your name on the blog.

Look I can do it to....

4/25/2006 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous INSERT NAME HERE said...

I have strong opinions, too, Tex.

4/27/2006 10:47:00 PM  

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