(We were using a snappy photo of Mayor Phil Gordon here, taken by AZ Republic photographer Jill Richards. Although we credited the photo to Ms. Richards, she has asked us to remove it. We have complied.)
He’s no less a problem but at least he doesn’t wear heels
Gender-fluid is a term you might not have heard before. But that’s actually the term used to describe the newly elected transgender mayor of Silverton, Oregon, a suburb on the outskirts of Portland.
Stu Rasmussen, 60, served two consecutive terms as Silverton’s mayor, in 1988 and 1990, when he still dressed exclusively as a male.
Seattle News station KOMO has the story.
Phoenix’s own Sanctuary City Mayor, Phil Gordon, previously described as disheveled, has recently been depicted as metrosexual — whatever that is. In fact, his fawning press corps down the street at the Arizona Republic even ran an obsequious promo piece on the newly emerged Glam Man Phil, titled Flashy Gordon. Reporter Jaimee Rose breathlessly touted his new look — down to naming his stylist, the brand of hair gel he uses, the Justin Timberlake endorsed jeans he wears, the clothing boutiques he frequents and the custom tailor he employs.
Rose actually wrote this memorable line: “…the town is atwitter over his new sartorial glow.”
Your faithful editors at Seeing Red AZ conferred on this weighty subject over our mid-morning snack of Perrier and pâté and concluded that being “atwitter” is, [quoting president-elect Obama], “above our pay grade.”
We’ve even been known to wear Top-sider deck shoes, Docker khakis and Phoenix Suns baseball caps.