I was born and raised in Eugene...how can someone despise the politics of this town? It's one of the few places in this country (and I have travelled it all) that gives everyone some space to be who they want to be...so I guess if you are an ultra-conservative, this could be intimidating....but really? "Despise" is such a strong word.
I am not a conservative, and I agree "despise" is a strong word, but Eugene gets on my nerves more and more. I'm ok with people being who they are...up to the point that it interferes with my life.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -Winston Churchill