- June 12, 2017

Muldoon’s Portraitgate Goes National – On Fox News

by Jackson Hole. Media

Mayor Pete Muldoon may not have wanted to get famous like this but, if past similar stories are any measure, the Trump Portraitgate story has gone national…  Bigly …on FOX News.

Muldoon ordered the removal of pictures of President Trump and Mike Pence from the wall at Jackson’s Town Hall. He then replaced it with a portrait of Shoshone Chief Washakie.

While the move raised some local eyebrows, it was Sundance state legislator who took a poke at the Town Council on Facebook Saturday evening.

In a 3 and one-half minute video, Wyoming State Representative Tyler Lindholm had a message for the Mayor. As of 11:30 today the video had been viewed about 80, 000 times.

In the video Lindholm smiled and wondered if Jackson could hold the high ground on principle and not take state funding that ‘was tainted by coal’.

But the headline at FOXNews.com this morning is sure to get more attention than that. The network posted the story this morning.

Fox News cable programming is seen by 2 million people each day. The website is often sourced by other programs such as Rush Limbaugh for show material/

“Trump portrait removed by Jackson Hole mayor: “We do not live in a dictatorship” read the headline on the American Dispatch page at Fox. That page is populated with stories written by Todd Starnes.

Starnes has also posted a longer opinion piece on his website toddstarnes.com

In the piece at Starnes site he says, “Mayor Pete Muldoon’s decision to remove President Trump’s portrait illustrates the Left’s complete and utter disregard for tradition, decorum, and basic social graces.

Ultimately, the mayor will have to answer to the good and patriotic people of Jackson, Wyoming.

Until that happens, perhaps someone could inform Mayor Muldoon that Donald J. Trump is the president of the United States, not the manager of a Piggly Wiggly.”

 Image: Wikipedia, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20714323

Image: foxnews.com

Comments 20
  • Muldoon got elected to a good four-year gig, in spite of the serious reservations about his past.
    You would think that he would take this opportunity to prove that he could be an asset to our community and represent ALL of us.
    Nope. It’s all about him.

  • Frat House Shenanigans!! – not something elected officials should be involved with!

  • Recall, anyone?

  • Excellent job Pete Muldoon!! I support you fully. No such thing as a recall election because somebody did a thing you don’t like (in which case we would recall Trump)

    • Wyoming Statute 15-4-110. If 25% of the electorate demand a recall, it will appear on the ballot. A reason for the recall must be stated, but the law does not delineate a standard regarding the reason.
      Translation: you’re wrong.

      • Something tells me you didn’t vote for Muldoon.

        You do know that Teton County voted overwhelmingly against trump? And so most people are happy with his decision. Bring on the 1%! Oops I mean 25%!

  • Do a Recount on Muldoon’s Votes•

    Look I don’t like a lot about President Trump•

    Didn’t like much about President Obama•

    But mayor you disrespected a great portion of your voters by showing your RESPECTOR OF PERSONS; a true display of your personal preference pro-swaysion; talk about DICKTAERSHIP•
    Your self inflicted plank walk is irresponsible, selfish, disrespectful…
    There is an old saying more powerful than gravity…
    ” What goes around comes around ”
    This isn’t a show of strength and governing, it’s clear and present partisan poop that looks like caviar but stinks to high heaven.
    You could be eating what you served with your next round of champagne.

  • Do a Recount on Muldoon’s Votes•

    Look I don’t like a lot about President Trump•

    Didn’t like much about President Obama•

    But mayor you disrespected a great portion of your voters by showing your RESPECTOR OF PERSONS; a true display of your personal preference pro-swaysion; talk about DICKTAZERSHIP•
    Your self inflicted plank walk is irresponsible, selfish, disrespectful…
    There is an old saying more powerful than gravity…
    ” What goes around comes around ”
    This isn’t a show of strength and governing, it’s clear and present partisan poop that looks like caviar but stinks to high heaven.
    You could be eating what you served with your next round of champagne.

  • Well Muldoon, you’re showing your true commie colors. If Trump is not your president why don’t you leave – state & country

    • Commie? You far-right lunatics need to leave the 1950s. They’re over. It was 60 years ago….

  • Muldoon has an intelligence equal to that of a small kitchen appliance. All those years of smoking dope have likely downgraded what little education he received as a lad. The position as mayor just may be the only real job he has ever had, yet he seems to be blowing it.

  • Thank God for Mayor Myldoon! We got him elected and he’s following in the tradition of the Old West and the famous all women town council from Jackson’s early days would have taken those pictures down much earlier. Rose Crabtree and the other women would not have put up with the Feds getting their pants in a twist for one minute and neither will Muldoon. You can rant and scream all you want but you won’t change Jackson, Wyoming and neither will Tyler Lindholms little voter fishing photo op. Btw Tyler failed to mention Wyomings vast number of wind farms while talking about Jackson joining in support of the Paris agreement. How convenient.

  • A rude, self righteous Mayor.

  • trump supporters are crybabys
    lol you are suckers of the greatest magnitude

  • 61 million Americans voted for Trump. Whether you like him or not, respect him and the people that did vote for him. He earned the right to be president, respect that even if you don’t like it…

  • Ben Clark,
    The name rings a bell.
    Ben it’s real simple…
    Real westerns speak their mind and we all know this to be true and we know they don’t side step.
    Taking the photo down is one thing. Vomiting you’re personal preference by disrespecting the office is another.
    I was not an advocate of “PRESIDENT TRUMP”; in fact I worked against him faithfully in the first voting state of the Primary.
    I Respected “PRESIDENT OBAMA”, PRESIDENT BUSH, So on so forth…
    I didn’t agree with some polices from a All of them. I have grown to appreciate President Donald J. Trump for his tenacity, fighting Spirit, his giving hospitality to the less fortunate, standing up for the working class, love for small businesses, desire to raise up the technical skills of the under dogs and heros of the middle class and poor. I don’t like his New Yorker brasses sometimes but he has my vote with many converts of mine. I tip my Had to the revolutionary blessings he has singly with his chosen staff brought to me, my family and friends.
    It’s partisan pooperie and hate fearing, disregard, and disrespect that has no place in the West•!!!!!!!
    My dad use to say, don’t let any grass grow under your feet. He had a lot of sayings. One was you don’t know your hiney/___, from a Hole in a ground. He took his Lawyer aside once and took a stick and drew 2 circles in the dirt. He look at his lawyer and said which one is your hiney/_____? The Lawyer pointed at one of the circles. My Dad fired him. He is still wondering why this dumb cowboy fired him. We all still laugh not at my dad of course.

    President Trump sir; I tip my hat to you and people like Mr Ben Clark whom both you and him have caused me to be more determined to stand with you.
    Mr. President your a good president and you are becoming a better man because of your sacrifice in the face of the disgraceful, disgruntled, dysfunctional, politically disproportionate, disparity of a group that have lost their message. If my dad could see this now he would have crossed over.

    Thank you Ben Clark; your voice helped set in concrete at least 50 more Real hard working American Lovers of MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

  • Taking down portraiture of an individual whom you are not in favor of, yet you yourself are an ELECTED official……. An ELECTED official, a public servant. You are not a private owner/operator, you are a public servant within the public sector supposedly representing, within a democratic society – not an autocratic dictatorship your constituents, your community. ALL furnishings within City Hall right down to a paper clip are the property of the municipality, NOT Mr. Magoo, I mean Mr. Muldoon. Yet, Mr. Magoo, I mean Mr. Muldoon takes same to be his. How utterly indicting.
    I recall portraiture of officials being taken down in the former Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Spain, Cuba, Iran, Venezuela, Chile, China………… Any questions?

  • Wyoming voted overwhelmingly for the president. My problem are the contradictions. The Mayor says that this is not partisan, yet every other president’s picture has hung in Jackson Hole. He also said that it shouldn’t be dictated nationally, that the picture be hung when in fact I’ve found no where that this is being mandated by anyone in the nation. Mayor calls the president a dictator, yet he himself dictates this decision to the voters of Wyoming. It’s one thing to make a well thought out decision, and it’s another to contradict yourself in your explanation of that decision.

  • Time of Reflection, Prayer, Hope, and Unity!!!!!!!!

    May God help us all to retain the dignity of care and drop all our discussion of partisan politics and reach out in unity to the families of the suffering today.

    Arguing and debating is one thing; LET THE WORLD SEE AND KNOW THIS DAY AND IN THE DAYS TO COME THAT WE ARE AMERICANS WHO WILL DROP OUR DEBATES TO LOVE AND CARE FOR THE HURTING.
    THE WORLD WILL KNOW WHO WE ARE BY THE CARE WE TAKE TO INSURE THAT WE CAN UNITE TOGETHER!

    Let’s not wait until we are in a Global conflict as we have see in the not to distant past.

    We are and should be the men and women of Hope to the world.
    There is a light of and unity that we read about in our history; LET IT NOT DEMAND A FOX HOLE OF HELL BEFORE WE UNITE!!!!!!!
    Hear me!
    The next time we may not have the FOX hole together to realize how much we need each other.

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