Letter to the Editor: Out with the elephant, in with the sheep

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Following the events in the Salt Lake mayoral race is entertaining, to say the least. Recently, after Mayor Workman lost the vote of confidence and was asked to leave the Island Republicana, a candidate was found and duly written in. Enter Ellis Ivory.

Three days after being written in as the new Republican candidate, Ivory was shown in the polls to have 35 percent of the vote already. Did I miss something?

I will predict that since Mayor Workman is bowing out, some of the 15 percent vote she retained will also vote for Ivory. Maybe I am late to the party, but how many of the voters who jumped on board with Ivory knew where he stood on anything before making that choice? Is good standing in the GOP all that is necessary to win their loyalty? Perhaps they have a more efficient form of communication than the rest of us?

I’m sorry, but this has brought out my cynical side. I am going to propose, however, that the Republican mascot be changed to a sheep.

P.S. Will one of you English geniuses please come up with a synonym for “embattled.” The local Utah papers can’t seem to describe Mayor Workman without using this ridiculous word (every day for 2 weeks now).

Ryan Boldrin

Senior, Psychology