QUID HAS HEARD that there’s more to be done to rehab A-Town’s image down at city hall. After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new branding campaign and finding all sorts of departmental letterhead to update with script-style fonts, the hoo haws that run things ‘round these parts are doubling down on it all by putting out the call for applicants for what they’re calling a “Senior Marketing and Branding Officer.” The job posting says this gig will be many things to many people: A “gatekeeper of the brand,” a “liaison” for multiple city departments and the developer and manager of any and all things marketing for Aurora. If you’re confused as to how this fits in with all the other communication types currently pushing the municipal agitprop, you’re not alone. So if you’ve got at least seven years experience in PR or marketing and are up to the challenge of doing the unending grunt work of selling locals, metro neighbors and out-of-staters on all that’s worth discovering, print out the ole CV and toss it Alameda way.
AND QUID HAS HEARD that the loudest voices you didn’t hear this week after President Barack Obama made good on threats to go it alone on smoking lukewarm gun control measures was from local members of his own party. Furor started just after Obama said he was going to executive-order-up the DoJ to close the epic gun-show loophole for background checks. No sooner did the first tear start rolling down Obama’s cheek when he got all verklempt talking about the Sandy Hook shooting victims than Republicans began blasting the POTUS as anti-constitution scum.
And those from his own side of the aisle and the arguments? Social media crickets.
Republican Congressman Mike Coffman and Sen. Cory Gardner went all Second Amendment on Obama. Coffman’s Aurora election opponent, state Sen. Morgan Carroll? Nope. She hasn’t even tweeted yet this year.
Sen. Michael Bennet tweeted: nothing. Congressman Ed Perlmutter tweeted some gun-death statistics. Gov. Hickenlooper? Nada.
Denver’s very safe Democrat Congresswoman Diana DeGette went there in three tweets, clearly making it clear gun control and Obama rock. So, too, did Aurora state Rep. Rhonda Fields, who got invited to the White House Tuesday for the whole shebang. She’s twitterpated with Obama and the exec order move.
Given that political deaths by gun control practically rival real gun deaths, Quid expects to hear more silence later on.
AND THAT’S ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS.