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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 7 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

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CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Funny that you didn't mention that Clyde was a major contributor to Governor Herbert's re-election campaign.

West Valley, UT

@CHS85: I'm sure they both were.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: CHS 85 | 11:30 a.m. Sept. 7, 2011

That's a problem? It never ever happened in Illinois and Chicago to be more specific?

Sometimes we swallow a camel and choke on a gnat.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


I didn't say it was a problem? I'm pretty sure I said nothing of the sort. My point is that true journalism tells the whole story, not just the non-controversial parts. Journalists today are afraid to do their jobs, seemingly content to provide sound-bite stories instead of investigating the story and getting background information.

Maybe there's an ethical conflict, maybe not. It would be nice to know, though, as they are now receiving compensation from public coffers.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


So "Illinois and Chicago" style politics are how you suggest we do business here in Utah? I thought it was always you who decried the actions of others while putting Utah on a pedistal of decorum and integrity. So which is it?

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: CHS 85 | 12:56 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

Politics in Chicago make our problems here in Utah fade into oblivion. Didn't former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich that went to prison for trying to sell a senate seat to the highest bidder?

Makes Herbert look like a saint.

Salt Lake City, UT

'Makes Herbert look like a saint.' - Rifleman | 3:10 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

*'Herbert signs records bill HB477 after rally for veto' - By Paul Koepp, Deseret News - 03/08/11

'More than 100 people gathered near the steps leading up to the House chamber to demand a veto from Gov. Gary Herbert as lawmakers who passed an amended HB477 Monday delaying its effective date until July 1 looked down from the corridors above.'

*'E-mail raises new questions about influence of Herbert campaign contributions' - By John Daley and Lisa Riley Roche - Deseret News - 09/28/10

'Gov. Gary Herbert "should remember" that the construction company boss on his meeting schedule is a $50,000 first-time donor who wants to talk "about transportation construction and issues within the state."

You have a STRANGE concept of a 'saint' Rifleman.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Pagan | 3:25 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011
"You have a STRANGE concept of a 'saint' Rifleman."

When compared with former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich even you look like a saint. Trying to sell a US Senate seat to the highest bidder is standard operating procedure in Illinois.

Herriman, UT

@ Rifleman: No one should get a pass. I could care less about what takes place in Chicago, except for the idea of can my Bears get back to the Super Bowl. In Utah we expect our politicians to be more than that. Unfortunately where there is smoke there is money burning in the chimney making that smoke.

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