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Wednesday, March 23, 2005


Colo. Town Official Who Refused Pledge Recalled

ESTES PARK, Colo. — A town trustee who refused to stand up and recite the Pledge of Allegiance during board meetings was voted out of office.

David Habecker lost the recall election Tuesday by a 3-2 margin, with 903 votes in favor of removing him from office to 605 in favor of keeping him.

Habecker is a 12-year member of the Estes Park governing board. The mountain community, located about 60 miles northwest of Denver, has about 5,500 residents.

I just love it when "free-thinking" politician-types get smacked down by the people they supposedly represent. It might be over a seemingly minor thing. But still... it's fun to see the people win sometimes.