Mayor To Town Folk: You're Too Stupid

(AP) You can't call Bill Beck the mayor of "stupid" town anymore. The former St. Anthony mayor resigned from his post at a city council meeting Wednesday night, but not before telling off the townspeople and his fellow city council members.

Councilman Bryan Fullmer told the Standard Journal that Beck walked into the start of the meeting and announced his surprise resignation to the audience. Fullmer said Beck then told the audience that he was tired of people who were too stupid to understand, and turned and told council members that they were too stupid to work with, too.

Fullmer said Beck continued by telling the town to go to hell.

The audience responded to his resignation with applause. Beck left the meeting shortly after.

Beck declined to comment on the resignation.

Beck and the city council are the subjects of a recall petition. Beck said last week that he would vigorously defend himself against the recall.

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Information from: Standard Journal, http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/

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