Good to see politics hasn't become circus in utah.
Anybody is better than Cosgrove who is as liberal as they come, he shouldn't
represent this district.
Shawn Bradley is a class act. Very honest and kind person. Something Washington
does not have or I cannot see it. These are the people I will vote for.
more power to Shawn and what a sight he will to behold inside the State Capitol.
A 7 plus footer politician.......LOL!! Go for it Shawn....
I hope you have more substance than many of the current politicians in our
state. If you have any skeletons then get them out of the closet now. Try not to
be a lapdog for those who want to us your fame to further thier agenda.
is the most decent and kind person serving in the legislature. He is a real
champion for our children. Nothing against Mr. Bradley, but Tim Cosgrove
A legislator we'd look up to.Ute fan, you DO understand he is
running for office for the state legislature, not for a federal position?
Shawn Bradley running for office?? Sounds like a pretty tall order to me. But he
may reach new heights. He certainly does have high aspirations. I just hope his
campaigning isn't over our heads because this isn't going to be a slam dunk.
Shawn B. Go For itttttt!!
"Gibson may be retiring from the Legislature, but he has decided to run for the
Weber County Commission instead."I decided it was time to serve a
little closer to home," he said. "I'm hoping I can make a bigger difference to
the everyday lives of those who live in my community."It is more
likely that he decided that the pay for a County Commissioner was better then
the pay for the State Legislature and decided to get a pay raise.
I know Shawn Bradley and his family and the jokes here are from small-minded
people. His mom, Teresa, and his dad, Reiner, are two of the nicest, most
honest and down-to-earth, GOOD people I have ever known. Make jokes about
Shawn's size if you will, but he would make a very good candidate.
hey observing... I don't think they meant anything by it with the tall jokes...
lighten up! I thought they were pretty funny! Shawn sounds like a great guy,
and I'm sure he has heard jokes about his height before!
Does he even have a college degree? I know he left after his freshman year to
go on a mission and then went straight to the NBA. Did he go back to school
after the nba?
I imagine he earned his degree sometime... I know he has been working at a
school for troubled teens or something like that. I think the guy is a class
act. Go Shawn!!!!
Do you need a college degree to run for office? I don't think so!
One need not have a college degree to run for office. Just FYI.
Give the utahn's a rest shawn.
Good luck SHAWN from Australia... Yes we still remember you :-)
At first I thought Shawn Bradley in politics would be a bad idea. Remember his
temper and immaturity? Always arguing with refs and opponents, etc.Then I realized that maybe that's the kind of person needed in elected
government sometimes, someone who will fight for constituents and not take "no"
for an answer. This could work.
I know Tim Cosgrove, and he has done a great job representing the citizens of
Murray in the Utah legislature. He is knowledgeable, fair, honest and ethical!
He listens to his constituents and runs for office on his own merits instead of
slamming his opponents who have tried smear campaigns against him in the past. I
have nothing against Shawn Bradley, but I hope he will not earn votes based on
his name recognition, his size, or just because he played for the NBA.
Shawn good luck. I hope YOU decided to run for the office and that the "king
makers" didn't talk you into it. Seriously, there are the "king makers" in
politics, even in mighty Utah. I know. I ran for office and a "king maker"
showed up to promise me publicity in his newspaper chain. All below the
radar.So Shawn, ask yourself, who has visited me and why.
That is completely untrue, CJ. Tim Cosgrove is a moderate. To say he is as
liberal as they come is either a complete lie or you haven't talked to him and
studied his positions on the issues. He is a very "family friendly" candidate,
and just because he supports public education doesn't make him extremely
who runs on what ticket. HAVE TO DUMP BENNETT. He fits right in with Harry
Reid. Well, no one is as dumb as Harry Reid.
Dear Come on: I guess you feel you should stand at the registraton office and
screen who gets to file a petition for office. Your comment is acerbic. Dear Ute Fan. Did you fail reading comprehension or Civics in high
school, because you either did not read he is running for a state office or you
do not understand the various levels of government. Dear Looking
Up. I laughed for 5 minutes over your remarks. Very witty and funny. Anyone
offended by them is simply lacking a sense of humor. He and his 5'
2" wife are just wonderful. Integrity is what we need and he can
bring it. We have too many laughable state legislators already who seem to have
lost their way concerning integrity.Last time I checked you don't
even have to have attended any school anwyhere to run for office.
Do we really need another Republican in the Utah state legislature?
Utah has a good state legislature and you can make it better. Best of luck.
Clearly, this is a political tactic by republicans to unseat a democrat,
replacing him with someone that can easily be swayed to vote their way. The
republicans hope is that by presenting a recognizable celebrity name and he
Bradley will stroll through the election.
The MOST important thing is to vote out Jim Matheson this year. A
VOTE FOR MATHESON IS A VOTE FOR PELOSI.No matter how much Matheson
tries to claim he is "independent" and he is a "conservative Democrat," don't
buy it. The very fact of his being in Congress helps Nancy Pelosi to stay in
power.His office is not even taking calls about this health-care
farce. We need to get rid of Matheson. That's the most important
thing we can do, this year, to fight for our country!
We need to start a movement that gets everyone of our elected officials out of
office. It is time the American people tell these politicians that if they are
not going to seek what is best for America then they cannot serve. I am very
tired of politicians who only care about keeping their party in power. There are
good ideas on both sides but they never become reality because one party does
not want to admit the other had a good idea.GET THEM ALL OUT OF
Well, at least Shawn could give departing scandal-ridden legislators a standing
ovation without having to stand up.
You said:"The republicans hope is that by presenting a recognizable celebrity
name and he Bradley will stroll through the election. "Surely you are not
contending that fielding a candidate with name recognition and a chance to win
is not something that Democrats would not do? Name recognition is what got Phil
Reisen elected and is what is driving Sam Granato's campaign against Bennett.You said: "Clearly, this is a political tactic by republicans to unseat
a democrat, replacing him with someone that can easily be swayed to vote their
way."Is that not exactly why two Democrats were recruited to run against
Democrat Jim Matheson---to put a Democrat in his seat that would be easily
swayed to toe the Democrat Party line? Put the Kool-aid down!
Democrats are not heaven's angels sent to earth to run for political office!
They are politicians with agendas no different than politicians in other
parties!But I tell you this: If the double-dealing, underhanded,
bribing Democrat leadership in Washington succeeds in passing their so-called
healthcare bill, there will be a lot fewer Democrats in office in this country,
at all levels, come January, 2011!
To "Cats"You are absolutely right. Matheson says he does not know which
way he will vote on the health bill. He is playing the political game. If they
need his vote he will say yes. If he waits until the end and they do not need
his vote, he can then tell his constituents here in Utah that he did not vote.
"Is that not exactly why two Democrats were recruited to run against Democrat
Jim Matheson---to put a Democrat in his seat that would be easily swayed to toe
the Democrat Party line?"Matheson gets in as a Dem because he
doesn't vote along party lines as one, therefore he is tolerated in a vastly
republican state."But I tell you this: If the double-dealing,
underhanded, bribing Democrat leadership in Washington succeeds in passing their
so-called healthcare bill, there will be a lot fewer Democrats in office in this
country, at all levels, come January, 2011!"You really should check
into the legal "bribing" that goes on concerning Utah's Washington reps, namely
healthcare related industry corporations, before making broad statements like
that. One gets between 70-80% of his contributions from them. That makes a bit
of a difference no matter the claim that it creates no bias.Bradley
is a state-level matter, however, intended to keep republicans in control of the
lawmaking, as has long been the case in Utah. It's a majority issue only.
Are made by people with small minds.
"Imbalanced | 10:33 a.m. March 20, 2010Well, at least Shawn could give
departing scandal-ridden legislators a standing ovation without having to stand
up."You beat me to the punch.
Ben Franklin only had a formal education up to the age of 10. Why do people
think that a college education automatically determines that and individual is
intelligent? I've met plenty of clueless people while in college.
Shawn came to visit the troops in Afghanistan. This is something he has done on
more than one occasion. He really IS a class act. His visit helped boost morale.
All the troops there were genuinely appreciative of that selfless service. I
knew he was a pro athlete, but what took me most by suprise was how well spoken
he was and how he was able to captivate a large group of military guys and gals.
Extremely likeable guy. If he says he wants to help people, I beleive him.
Shawn is a good guy. I met him in Italian Village a year or so ago. My wife
had to laugh because she has never seen me look up to talk to someone. His kids
were well behaved. The only problem that I saw was he had to duck around the
ceiling fans.I think that he would do a good job. I don't know why
the people of Murray, who are mostly conservative would vote for a democrat.
Just what we need, another dumb jock-turned-politician. This guy has been the
focal point his whole life...guess he still craves the spotlight to feed his
massive ego. Can't wait to see his "aw, shucks" act of deception.
...this board is a perfect example of why I do not get involved in politics.
Time to do the Wright thing! Go Claudia!!
Utahns love anythone who's famous or extrodinary and appears exalted above their
hum drum lives. They'll vote a racoon into office if he was from Utah and
famous. Utahns obcession with popularity is so boring. There's little critical
thought here. If it's on TV is must be great. That's how you know the society
is doomed - the people don't think. They follow. They'd follow a mouse over a
cliff.Voting actors and athletes into public office. Is this the
best our modern society can produce to govern us into the future? Doomed I say.
who cares whether bradley has a degree or not - the point seems to be he would
be a good pol. Too bad the same cannot be said for 'super clown del' who only
manages to make a spectacle of himself and the state. does his family ever
become embarrased/disgusted by his antics or do they actually support him?
Wasn`t much of a basketball player,I remember him at Snow.The only reason he
made the pros was his size,7'6",Repubs only looking for someone with a name to
win an election,regardless of his merits,too bad
No I am not wrong, he supports every liberal idea there is including illegal
alien amnesty and voted to give them drivers licenses as well. You are wrong.
Houdini"I remember him at Snow[?]" Uh, Shawn never went
to Snow. He came to BYU from high school.
Shawn would be an OUTSTANDING ADDITION to our State Legislature! We would be
very fortunate to have someone of his wisdom, intellect, and, most of all
integrity, to represent us.
Tim Cosgrove is indeed a very nice person. However, I have been dismayed at the
way he has voted on certain issues important to me and have been hoping that the
Republican party would find a good candidate to run against him. I have also
found Tim to be unresponsive to emails and phone calls.Enter Shawn
Bradley. He's from my old home town and I've known his family all my life.
They're good, honest, hard working, salt-of-the-earth people who are highly
thought of in their community. I can't imagine Shawn being any different. I'm
excited to hear what he says and hopefully give him my vote!
Hope you don't turn your back on the state like you have your hometown!!
What's the matter, "Bradley?" Did Shawn not spread his money around like you
would have liked? What did you expect him to do, pay the rent on your double
wide? Sounds like sour grapes to me...
Apparently your mind disappeared. Bradley played his Freshman Year (That is the
first year you play at a school after high school) at BYU, then went on a
mission and went pro upon returning home (not returning to BYU before going pro)
from his mission. The question is: How could he play at Snow and play at BYU
at the same time? You better go searching for your memory because it is lost out
there running around trying to find facts that don't exist.
After PROMISING to play for BYU.Now, that doesn't bother me, but the
fact the he broke a clear cut promise for his personal betterment might not mean
something for a college athlete, but for a congressman is a different story.The lies se tell come back to haunt us.