When Rocky Anderson exited office, he left a lot of gaps. The Legislature lost its whipping boy; reporters, their favorite quote; Davis County, the devil; and the capital, its protester in chief.It is impossible not to like the guy.
The latter seems clear as nary a protest has been announced for later this month - May 28 and 29 - when President Bush taps the Beehive State for John McCain money with trusty ATM card Mitt Romney.
Anderson, now engulfed in his nonprofit High Road for Human Rights and too busy to rally residents against Bush's war, is nonetheless riled.
"These same people who are contributing these enormous sums to McCain are the same ones who are enjoying the biggest tax cuts during this fiscal disaster," the former mayor laments. "This is not my father's Republican Party."
And Anderson is miffed that the advocacy community seems MIA.
"Frankly, I'm wondering where all the young people are?" he asks.[...]