Politics Re: Nickels Veto
posted by September 28 at 12:05 PMon
I did a flip post yesterday making fun of Mayor Nickels’s veto. He vetoed the tortured nightclub license legislation because council amended it to the point that it didn’t include a nightclub license.
The council legislation, passed 6-3, essentially defeated Nickels’s year-long push for a nightclub license. Nickels is mad about that, but his veto doesn’t do anything to restore the license. And so I was ribbing the mayor for the pffffttt ending to his lame effort. He vetoed a veto of his license idea. Whoopdeee doo. There’s still no license.
The mayor’s office didn’t seem to get the sarcasm in my flip post, though. Shortly after posting it on Slog, I got this e-mail from the mayor’s spokesperson: “BTW, the mayor vetoed the non-license. The council did not pass the mayor’s, or anyone else’s license proposal.”
So, I guess: Big props to Team Nickels for “vetoing the non-license” (what does that even mean?). Congrats, Mayor Nickels, on your symbolic gesture—or more accurately, on your mini-temper tantrum about not getting your way. We’re all terribly impressed.