Quote of the Day

"There’s a real resistance to change and an almost pathological devotion to leaders simply because they're leaders. There's a dangerous culture of obedience throughout much of this country." — Salt Lake City, Utah Mayor Rocky Anderson, who says the impeachment of Bush would be "the first step toward national reconciliation—and toward penance for the outrages committed in our nation's name."

Man, I dig that guy. I love his commentaries on obedience and dissent. Last August, he appeared on Countdown to discuss having protested Bush when he visited SLC.

"I can understand why some of my constituents, if they agree with the president, would disagree with me participating in this demonstration, but just think about it—if I had been the nice, polite host and greeted the president at the airport and gone to the American Legion convention and stood up politely and applauded him, given him a standing ovation along with everybody else, nobody would have thought anything odd of that, so it seems really, in a lot of people's views, it's only supposed to run one way."

The rest of the video is just as good as that quote. If you're looking for a full transcript, the show aired Aug. 30, 2006.

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