Jeffrey D. Allred, Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
A recent Deseret News editorial reserves judgment on John Swallow, who, as deputy attorney general, may have facilitated some type of lobbying effort on behalf of a friend in trouble ("Jumping to conclusions," Jan. 17).
The "common sense" suggests that lobbying is "legal and expensive," but how exactly does one lobby a law enforcement body? Also, beyond the legalities as to whether Swallow's transgressions reach the felonious levels of former Utah party chair and congresswoman Enid Greene Mickelsen, why should I have any confidence in our new AG's judgment and propriety?
Absolute power may be convenient, but it is invariably corrupt.
Salt Lake City
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