Mayor-in-absencia Rocky Anderson is going to Spokane, Washington to speak at a rally calling for the impeachment of President Bush.
Rocky gets invited to these things because he is a mayor in the most conservative state in the nation, and so people think he's amazing. What those people don't get is that he is mayor of a very liberal city. The last time a Repbulican was mayor of Salt Lake was when Utah was a blue state. Most of the recent elections have been between two "Democrats."
I put Democrats in quotation marks because Rocky Anderson is not a Democrat. The next time I see him at a Democratic Party function will be the first time. He has endorsed a Republican to replace him.
I also say Rocky is not a Democrat because the Democrats need to distance ourselves from Rocky. I have many friends who would become Democrats if it weren't for Rocky. Heck, I'd even donate money to the party if Rocky wasn't a member. While I respect having the Rocky Andersons of the world in the party, our public face needs to be more Peter Corroon.
Rocky was elected by the people of Salt Lake to do good for them here in Salt Lake City. If Rocky wants to stand on the national stage, fine. However, that is not the role of a mayor.
Besides, I wonder if Rocky has contacted any of the three Congressmen that represent his city.