Ella,I think I understand what you are saying.If it is that we
should give Jason Chaffetz some time before deciding if he is a good US rep,
that makes sense. he hasn't even been in a week. He ended up with the same 3
committees as Cannon. He has already made a difference. The biggest
difference is that Rep. Chaffetz listens. He stated he was there to represent
Utah and not DC.I waited 6 years to get someone else to represent
us. I thought Chris was good for the 1st half of the time he was back there. I
am glad Jason won and is now official.
UNFAIR AND NOT WELL THOUGHT OUT COMMENTS ABOUT JASON CHAFFETZ. WHERE ARE THE
"THINKERS" AMONG US? JASON HAS NOT HAD TIME TO PROVE HIS WORTH. TIME WILL TELL.
GIVE HIM A CHANCE!!!! IT IS OBSERVABLETHAT WE THINK WE KNOW WHAT WE DO
NOT KNOW. SUPPORT GOODNESS, EVEN IF IT IS YOUNG. PRINCIPLE IS THE KEY, NOT THE
NUMBER OF YEARS IN OFFICE. WATCH HIM! IS HE ACTING ON PRINCIPLE? ALL THE OTHER
STUFF, THE COT,ETC. IS NOT IMPORTANT TO THE VOTING RECORD. IT IS THE VOTING
RECORD THAT WILL TELL THE STORY. THAT IS WHERE WE CAN START MAKING OUR VOICES
HEARD. TELL JASON WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE VOTE, NOT THE COT STORY.
Sorry Spanish Fork-- he was never a first rate kicker and to embarass the State
of Utah with his foolish antics with a comedian that was obviously smarter and
faster on his feet---- District 3, you traded one intelligent Congressman with
seniority) that couldn't talk for a carpet bagger that has no where near the
mental abilities that Chris Cannon had and he can't talk either.... It's going
to be a long 2 years. Run again Chris!!!
I thought Chris was a stellar representative of the 3rd Congressional District.
I'm going to miss him representing us. Chaffetz's appearance on Colbert was
dismal. He was even good at playing the straight man. I worry about him more
than I did, because the Colbert appearance was the least of what he is going to
face as our congressman. I worry he won't be able to do the job and I hope,
against all hope, that I am proven wrong.
I saw him on the Colbert Report too, and thought it was wickedly funny ...
especially how they made Jason look so stiff when that isn't how he is at all!
I have opposed Rep Cannon through three elections, and find Rep Chaffetz a
pleasant change. I have gotten to know him reasonably well in the past year and
a half. As several of the comments say, now show us what you can do, even as a
minority member of congress. In the minority he has today about the same
influence as Mr. Cannon would have had after 12 years, zero. Even
with zero influence, at least we have a congressman with a sense of humor who
opposes illegal immigration. It looks like he has lost his kicking leg since he
played for BYU.
I wish I would have gone on the Colbert Report... Might have made a difference.
re: Ken Goddard | 7:43 p.m. Jan. 6, 2009 >>I donated to his campaign
and I don't live in his district. He sent me a nice thank you letter. He may be
the only good Utah "republicon" back there
Chaffetz will be a buffoon just like his predecessor. Why is it that the Right
gets it so wrong?
...because he's not going in solely to pick a fight, unlike Chaffetz.Chaffetz has a lot to learn, but it'll be too late before he does. But
that's OK, he's only lessening whatever small power Utah ever had in Congress.
re: L. Clayton | 5:31 a.m. Jan. 7, 2009 >>Did anybody see Chaffetz
on The Colbert Report last night? It was pretty good, and Chaffetz came off
Isn't it ironic that some people think we need to give Obama a chance for couple
of years but can't wait to jump on Chaffetz before he serves a day or two in
One day in office and I'm already tired of seeing this guys mug! His appearance
on the Colbert Report is only further confirmation that Chaffetz will do
anything to get in the news - why else would he brag about how he sleeps in his
office to every reporter he sees.I guess it could be worse, I'm sure
NuSkin would have preferred him sleeping on a cot while he was in Australia
instead of sleeping other places on the companies dime.
First commenter is right, we have a fossilied government with fossilied ideas.
We need laws regulating how many terms a representative can run for office. Old
fossile ideas create fossilized government laws and buddy packs. Too many good
ideas and laws get compormised to allow bad laws and ineffective government. We
need chages more often in Washington to keep out corruption and the kind of poor
representation we have in Bennett and Hatch, now members of the elite group of
spendthrifts and brain dead legislators. Their loyalties are to government and
not the people they represent who elected them.Hopefully Chavets
will make a serious impact on all the illegals that have inundated america with
crime and criminal activities. The actions to round up and deport all illegals
was one of his platforms I hope he can followup on. If the illegals could have
voted then he would have never made it to office.
I'm sorry, but I think the whole cot in his office thing is cheezy and a
publicity stunt. Makes him look like a total idiot and a buffoon, and Utah by
association. Seems like he's all too eager to clamor for the spotlight and
being on comedy shows. Enjoy your 15 minutes!!
Did anybody see Chaffetz on The Colbert Report last night? It was pretty good,
and Chaffetz came off pretty well, except Stephen totally whooped his butt at
I supported Chaffetz during the primary - but only because the alternative
(Cannon) was such a poor choice. So far, Chaffetz has done nothing to show me
he's any less a loose cannon than his predecessor.The only hope I
have is that Chaffetz remains in the minority - which blunts his influence
considerably. Then, in the next election we can get a real Republican in there
who will show some discipline and restraint on issues.
I donated to his campaign and I don't live in his district. He sent me a nice
thank you letter. He may be the only good Utah republicon back there altho I
don't mind Bishop. Bennett and Hatch are fossils and should be put out to
pasture. Bennett was heavily involved in laying the foundations for the
financial meltdown. Hatch has just been there too long as shown by his misguided
loyalty to Bush.
All liberals have is negativity. No matter how beneficial, if a
conservative/republican did it, it must be criticized.Liberals are
just sad people.
I'm excited for him. Too bad I can only vote in Alpine which technically is
outside of his district. Don't worry about the naysayer's Jason. Their opinion
is worth a pile of nothing, and they don't contribute to society anyways!
there is a decent chance he will be an improvement over cannon so it was worth
voting him. let's see what he has done 18 months from now before we go off on
I for one am proud of Jason Chaffetz. Good job.
This guy is as dumb as a fence post ( yeah let's balance the budget ). He will
prove to be even more embarassing than the usual Utah delegation. No small
Re: He's is a genius comments:Read the whole article, both pages. It
is obvious the guy doing the show was telling the jokes, not Jason.By the way, I think you will find Jason got just about more votes outside of
Utah County than inside.Get a 3rd district map.
"But there's some Mormon oriented jokes that maybe I wouldn't want my kids to
hear." Good stuff. Nice work Utah County hiring your future rocket scientist and
all around good role model.