Originally Posted by samsung101
The SLC Mayor is on his way out, so I guess he figures
why not go out with a bang. Invite Code Pink and Cindy
Sheehan to SLC to protest Bush visit. He's a Democrat.
See, Utah does have diversity.
Can't say it is 100% Republican.
Never has been.
It has a largely independent streak,
and a lot of anti-govt. sentiment that
runs more anti-any party.
Many are angry he is doing this. It's not a popular
move among the Utes.
Not only because their family members are in the
service, but, because Utah has a lot of federal
govt. contracts and ties, and military personnel
He ran as a conservative Democrat (it is Utah afterall),
but, hasn't run his office that way. Needless to say,
his replacement likely be the Republican he is also
endorsing, and who is running away from most of
this guys record. But, hey, it's fun stuff.
Won't do much to deter a popular reception for Bush
in Utah overall though.
A booming state with a population boom from inside
and out, housing and job expansion all over the state.
Great housing prices even now.
Sometimes you crack me up Samsung. So I'll give you somewhat of a pass this time. Hmmm...?
Still, entering your threads is like entering the Twilight Zone
Samsung, honestly...where do you get your information?
Iíve been to Utah, and my opinion of the place parallels, my friends [who've frequented the place]; an ex-lover, 28 years my senior
[whose family lives there, and who [obviously] has intimate knowledge of the politics there...
agree that Utah is NOT
a minority friendly state, so what diversity are you talking about? And 2), NOR
is it a democratically leaning
state, as you are attempting to make it out to be.
Honestly, where do you get your information?
Sometimes I think you make this stuff up just to piss people off.
But anyway, letís see what we can dig up, shall we...?
I visited an unbiased web site [at least it appears to be unbiased and impartial] on Utah and itís government representatives. http://www.politics1.com/ut.htm
And here is the party breakdown:
Jon Huntsman Jr. (R)*
Gary Herbert (R)*
Mark Shurtleff (R)*
Ed Alter (R)*
Auston Johnson (R)*
Orrin Hatch (R)* By far, not
the most open-minded or tolerant man in politics
Rob Bishop (R)* Hmmm...? Well lookie there...? Another Republican. Who'd a thought?
Jim Matheson (D)* MY GOD!! A Democrat!!!
How'd the hell did he
Oh, but look at his fellow constituent from District 2.
LaVar Christensen (R) - State Rep., Attorney & Developer
Chris Cannon (R)*
Christian Burridge (D)
Now, aside from some lower level governmental offices, and a Mayor or two, how can you possibly proclaim Utah to be in any way "diverse"
Then again, I could be wrong. I mean, sometimes these little things called Facts
sometimes get in the way of what I choose to call reality.