My idiot bumpersticker Mayor.
I’m not sure if this making the national news or not but the democratic mayor of my fair city ,Saint Paul, MN has decided not to only come out and endorse Bush as his president of choice but to start fucking campaigning with him at the republican rallies across the whole state.
Ok, let me go back a couple days first.
July 27th, 2004. Mayor Kelly decides not to support any candidate
Then our “democrat” mayor recollects that he saw a BUMPER STICKER.:
So then on Aug 2, 2004, our “democrat” mayor gives the ulitmate bipartisan asslick by endorsing Bush.
OK. FINE. You’re crossing party lines just like Diamond Joe Quimby, err, I mean NORM COLEMAN did a couple years ago before he ran (and lost) for Governor against Jesse Ventura and ran (and won) against a dead Paul Wellstone. Is there some kind of weird Exodus program that republicans are running in my city? Should I stop drinking the tap water? I can’t find the supporting article, dammit, that talks about Coleman’s mysterious and private meeting with Kelly just a couple weeks before the announcement.
On August 15th, 2004, Mayor Kelly printed a full statement in the Star Tribune to explain himself:
He’s not denying the backroom deals of course.
He then tries to claim that it’s the negative politics (see: bumper sticker) that are solidifying his view:
Aww, that’s puppy-cute, all he wants is love in the government. Anger-motivated transition? Yes. I don’t like our president at all. I think Kerry would make a better president. Am I motivated by anger or by the fact that Bush is incompetent? Well, it’s a bit of both really.
Sure they aren’t.
Our friends tend to understand that we have a democracy. That we may bring in new leaders from time to time. That the fact that Clinton was in 4 years ago and now isn’t, is proof of it.
Dammit, I’m trying to pit you and then you go and say something sensible. Except for the fact that BUSH IS THE ONE BRINGING UP THE ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE AMENDMENT.
Alright, deep breath. In. Out.
August 18th, 2004
Bush visits (how nice that he only comes over when he needs something.) and is doing arally downtown.
August 19th, 2004
Luckily for me, the twins have had enough.
They need to get almost 12K signatures to do get this on the ballot and then there is the 1959 Minnesota Supreme court decision that only allows recalls for malfeasance or nonfeasance. I think it would be hardpressed to calls this malfeasance but I’m planning on signing that if anything to push this issue.
So, all in all. Fuck you, Kelly.