The truth of the matter is that this is a public position and working for an
institution or business that must "sell" itself to those around them,
it becomes imperative that he resign. I know him as well and have truthfully
looked up to him throughout my life, but being involved publicly and then having
this happen publicly made his decision to resign pretty close to the only
decision possible. If you were to compare this to another public official,
senator or politician that was convicted or plead guilty, they would be under
extreme pressure to resign and would most likely do so to save public
"face". It's unfortunate but it is what it is. I hope he can find
employment somewhere else quickly and also within the community because he is an
asset that this area would sorely miss.
The consequences are up to him and his family now the law has spoken pagan.
Unless he broke some sort of law with his employer. I'm sure there is many
chicks running around in Southern Utah willing to forgive in less than 10 years.
Maybe the next 10 days. Hot-tubbing with a minor is not against the law by the
JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt| 1:40 p.m. Jan. 24, 2011:John: He was
only following in Bill Clinton's footsteps. We were told it was none of our
'He made a terrible mistake yes but why resign. (sic) This is a personal matter
between him and his family.' - sniggy | 3:19 p.m. Jan. 24, 2011
Sniggy, you have to admit, Utah does make it it's buisness to involve itself in
other peoples marriages. Perhaps if he was hot-tubbing with a
minor, he would have gotten standing applause instead.... Repentance
is all well and good, but there does need to be consequence. I will
agree that forgivness is devine. A 'brand for life' as you put it is too
long. Maybe the next 10 years...
He made a terrible mistake yes but why resign. This shouldn't be the end of a
career. This is a personal matter between him and his family. Some laws ruin
peoples lives when those laws should not.I hope he finds a new position
somewhere. Utah people don't forgive they brand people for life. Repentance
isn't good enough for most Utah folks.
Another republican busted for infidelity.
This is so sad. I knew Wes when he was in my ward when I was little. He was such
a sweet and wonderful guy. I'm completely in shock that this happened. It just
lets you know that anyone can fall and we need to watch our thoughts and actions
always because the smallest misstep can lead to larger things. I hope his family
finds the healing they deserve.
It's amazing to me what people will give up or jeopardize for sex. Family,
secure job, reputation, and for what?