Best Use of Metaphors by a Denver City Council Member (2008)

Chris Nevitt

Whether he's calling a particular issue "icing on the pound cake" for voters or noting how a proposal puts him on the "horns of a dilemma," District 7 Councilman Chris Nevitt always has a creative — if occasionally confusing — way of putting things. Last year, for example, he predicted that the controversy over proposed new power towers in Ruby Hill Park would be difficult to resolve because "a lot of bad blood has already gone under the bridge," and later pronounced that those towers "have been a crown of thorns on top of the heads of the neighborhood's residents." In image-conscious Denver, energetic freshman Nevitt wins the war of the words.

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