Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Advise And Descent

Tim Blair shares this story with us:

A backlash quickly emerged after the Telluride Town Council adopted a resolution last week calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

“It’s huge, unbelievable,” said Telluride Mayor John Pryor. “Ski groups are canceling for the winter. Hundreds of people are bailing. The (town) Web site is flooded with people saying they’re canceling their vacations here.”
As one Blair commenter said, the flakes are at City Hall, not on the slopes.

These people think they can be idiots with immunity; it's a wonderful thing when they get Dixie Chicked into reality, and suddenly realize they're the ranting minority, not the ruling majority.

Update: Reader Last Man Thinking says the Telleftride faithful are pushing back via a letter to the editor in the local paper, The Daily Planet (I kid you not):

Dear Editor,

I’m not sure I would have pushed for an impeachment ordinance, however the ordinance obviously expresses the sentiment of a large majority of the citizens of Telluride (and probably the U.S., as well as a former Reagan Deputy Attorney General). Its not like we were pioneers in this. More than 80 other municipalities have passed similar ordinances.

There appears to be a concerted letter writing campaign by right wing organizations, (after all, who else supports Bush-Cheney — their approval rating is in the teens). Is there really a boycott in the works? I doubt it. I have two hotels and have not had one call or cancellation. This is just another Swift Boat trick.

The important thing is that now that the town has acted, that it stick to its purpose. When the ordinance comes up for the second reading, it should be passed. Backing away now may indeed cost the town visitors. It will make the press (which the original ordinance didn’t, since it was not newsworthy).

So, please town council, don’t get tricked into backing away from this.

Michael T. Zivian

Uh-oh, it looks like another vast right-wing conspiracy!

Update #2: Another commenter has looked into our paranoid letter-writer, Michael Zivian, and found the stink of leftism:
He reports himself as a "Hotelier" on FEC records, but he is first and foremost an asshat leftard attorney. Google it! Just leave out his middle initial, and you will find all sorts of crazy delicious links with his tomfoolery all over them. This guy is an accomplished liar and general all-around POS.
Make that another vast left-wing conspiracy!

hat-tip: Jim