What’s in a name?
For one Utah resident who wrote a letter to Gov. Spencer Cox, quite a bit.
“I do not know if you know this, but when people say your surname it sounds like the word c–k. It’s obscene!” the Aug. 5 letter stated.
The unidentified writer demanded the 46-year-old governor change his “foul, dirty” name.
“Us decent people here in Utah will not stand for it. The honorable Republican party will not stand for it. Most importantly, I will not stand for it,” the letter writer continued.
The author insisted they and “thousands of other Utahns will be sitting in protest, not standing, until you change your heinous surname to something less offensive. This is a social justice issue and we will not be denied basic human decency!”
Cox, who posted a picture of the letter on his Twitter account, seemed bemused.
“Really grateful for the criticism and constructive feedback I get from constituents that demand I… *checks notes* …change my name?” he wrote.
The letter writer wasn’t happy with just protesting, declaring that if the governor didn’t give himself a new moniker, “we will assemble and do what democracy was made to do by recalling you from office because of your filthy surname.
“THIS IS THE GREAT STATE OF UTAH! We do not accept sick jokes to run rampant in our civil institutions. We demand a response to this letter and we expect to hear back from your office soon
A very concerned citizen”