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Open Container Update: Lion’s Teeth

By on Aug 13, 2010 in Politics, Six Pack Updates | 0 comments

“You’ve got to stand for something / Or fall for anything.” — John Mellencamp — Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, unveiled his immigration bill today at a Capitol Rotunda news conference. Pretty much every news organization covered it, including Eric S. Peterson here at the Weekly. If you don’t like Peterson’s, pick your non-alternative newspaper poison (or watch TV news tonight): Trib, D-News, Daily Herald, and Gov. Herbert. All reports indicate that Sandstrom showed up alone and was greeted by a crowd of people opposed to his bill. He spoke, and eventually they started booing him. He told a white reporter they wouldn’t be suspected of being an illegal immigrant. Most impressively, at least from my view at the now fully-stocked Epic Brewery, was that he stood his ground, spoke his opinion and never permitted the announcement to become a...