VOTERS VOTE YES, county says no anyway:
On the Web site Grupthink.com, an online symposium founded by John Masterson, who is also chairman of the oversight committee, a post exclaims â€œI have lost all faith in Missoula County government.â€
â€œIs there even a point to voting any more if the will of the people can so easily be subverted by two people?â€ the post inquires.
Much of the criticism, online and off, has alluded to County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg’s position that a â€œgut feelingâ€ led him to conclude Missoula’s electorate misinterpreted the ballot language. The tone of Wednesday’s public hearing, which was teeming with 20-something adults, went from inquisitive to indignant when Van Valkenburg used the phrase â€œgut feeling,â€ which many called insulting.
â€œYour â€˜gut feeling’ does not supersede the democratic process,â€ according to one post.
This is sadly familiar to me. (Via Slashdot).