Former Clinton advisor on domestic policy Bruce Reed got it in a heartbeat.
His November 16 piece in Slate Magazine explained that the demographic reached by the My Dog Votes survey was--listen up, Metro Louisville City Council Democrats, cause this is important--the group that put you in office.
The My Dog Votes survey respondents were primarily middle-class women between the ages of 25 - 54, representing an almost even split of political party affiliations. Most viewed themselves as moderates, regardless of political affiliation.
Do I have your attention yet, Cheri? Still think that discriminating against parts of your own constituency is such a hot idea?
Louisville: Take it to the steps of City Hall.
I mean it. Take your dogs. Take your kids. Take your sleeping bags. Light candles. Make posters. Do it NOW.
And let's not kid ourselves. Its not just Louisville dog owners in trouble here. This 100+ page long, animal rights-inspired train-wreck of an ordinance is a problem looming on the horizon for all of us, wherever we live.
Don't live in Louisville? Write to the members of the City Council and let them know you don't support the politics of scape-goating and discrimination.Lend a hand, everyone. Do it today.