You know things are bad when elected officials find it perfectly acceptable to call millions of Americans — including some of their own constituents — stupid and irresponsible! That’s how Salt Lake City Mayor Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson described the millions of Americans who drink bottled water. According to one report, he noted at a press conference that consumption of bottled water “very clearly reflects the wasteful and reckless consumerism in this countryâ€¦You really have to wonder at the utter stupidity and the irresponsibility sometimes of American consumers.”
I think many reasonable people would disagree with Mayor Anderson. What’s really reckless and stupid is
Salt Lake City’s recently enacted policy that prohibits firefighters from bringing bottled water to fires! That “brilliant idea” was advanced by “Rocky” himself.