Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Questions surrounding the John Swallow controversy


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  • cavetroll SANDY, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 7:13 p.m.

    one old man

    Swallow is a politician,therefore he is above the rules that govern others in society. And everybody knows politicians don't do anyhting wrong. Just ask them.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    While a complete investigation is conducted openly by a totally non-partisan board, Swallow needs to step aside in paid administrative leave.

    That's what happens when a police officer is involved in something. Why should it be different for our chief law officer?

  • DonO Draper, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 6:09 a.m.

    Swallow has waited too long to hold his news conference, Frank. Why politicians will not learn to immediately fess up to stupidity (and being human they are all guilty of it as some point) is beyond belief. Swallow will never be able to function effectively as AG so needs to step down. He then can do what's necessary to try to clear his name and reputation. To try to do so while remaining in office does the state a huge disservice.

  • Peter Coyotl West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 12:00 p.m.

    Pignanelli wrote:

    "Swallow should state that he was conned by Johnson and he will work to protect Utahns against such malfeasance. He must offer some explanation..."

    Instead of advising John swallow to offer some explanation, why not advise him to just tell the truth?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    Frank Pignanelli is in a dream world if he thinks Swallow's reputation can be revived & ever respected.
    He needs to go just based on what the public knows. I'd bet there is a whole lot more we don't know & won't know. Time to step down Swallow, with the little credibility that you have left.

  • FreedomIsntFree Murray, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    I agree that Swallow just needs to quietly get back to work. We elected him as a shining star and we need him to be just that. Utah faces a mountain of challenges, and issues like this can really side-track the momentum of an administration. We need our AG to be 100%, Mr. Attorney General if you're reading this, don't let the naysayers get you down, you still have tons of support here!

  • AKracker Highland, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    "To date, there is no evidence that Swallow violated any state or federal law outside of Johnson's statements, which are less than trustworthy." -- That is the most revealing sentence in this whole mess. The only actual evidence against Swallow is coming straight from Johnson!