Some things are just hard to swallow in this case.
@Hemlock;The comparison between the AG's failure to prosecute
actual CRIMINALS, and their enthusiastic pursuit of laws forbidding LAW ABIDING
citizens from equality simply show a pattern with these guys. A pattern of
corruption and self-serving interest (it serves their political agenda to pursue
anti-equality measures; that's what their supporters want, thus keeping
them in office) to retain their lucrative public positions.
To "Blue" you and those that think the MLM's "rob" people
are wrong.Going into a 7-11 and sealing cash from the cash drawer is
wrong because you forcefully take that money.However, MLMs can and
do exist because people willingly pay to join. They had a choice to research
the business or not. They fell for the sales pitch, paid their money, then got
burned, but nobody was ever robbed. Take a look at all of the timeshares, is
that theft also? Timeshares can be purchsed for pennies on the dollar, but the
initial promises make it seem like a great investment.
Good governance policy should be apolitical and it's ironic how the left
wants to make the Swallow affair non-partisan when they are the most strident
partisans in the crowd. Those who equate gay marriage with the current issue
have spent too many hours on a horse.
If like to ask some of the Swallow apologists a question:If your
daughter had been one of those pillaged by these ruthless and horrible
businessmen and lost everything, would you be happy? Would you be satisfied
knowing that these monsters had escaped prison by "donating to the campaign
of Utah's AG? Would you think that Swallow and Shurtleff were just
wonderful men if you knew that they had been spending time at condos owned by
these monsters rather than prosecuting them? Would mike richards still consider
Swallow just a victim of some liberal witch hunt if he saw folks like Jensen
living in luxiry after stealing his daughter's bank account?It
is time to stop making this a political issue and to start prosecuting evil.Swallow needs to go now. The question isn't whether he should be
impeached but for how long Swallow and Shurtleff are going to go to jail.
It's not the donations on the scrubbed-down "disclosure website"
that are the problem. It's the money that DOESN'T get reported, i.e.,
shakedown money and "in-kind" donations that the Shurtleff-Swallow axis
solicited from these bad actors. The whole thing is shameful and if Mr. Swallow
didn't have an ethical tin ear he would step down now.
Mike, When will you defend "right v. wrong"rather than
"R v. D"?
Mike, if you would actually read articles in DN and other sources, you would
already know that much of the money and other values they received were not
campaign donations, but . . . uh . . . something called bribes?
" Shurtleff, as state attorney general, did not vigorously and quickly hunt
and shut down these white collar criminals."And yet they'll
vigorously fight to deny equal treatment under the law to same-sex couples. @Mike Richards;Actually, full disclosure of whom they
receive every single penny they take in should be a given. If they're
going to take bribes (this is just legalized bribery of elected officials), then
we should at least know who is doing the bribing.
If you rob a 7-11 and you make off with a few hundred bucks you're a common
crook and you're headed for prison.If you rob thousands of
people through credit card scams, MLM and investment schemes and you make off
with millions of dollars you're the Utah Entrepreneur of The Year.
Every candidate to major office received funds from someone other than
themselves. If you're going to be fair when you accuse John Swallow of
taking funds from "disreputable" people, then fairness requires that you
list the donors to all the major campaigns and that you tell us how those funds
"hopefully"???Be as hopeful as you want, but the majority of
Utah voters will not vote for anyone who doesn't have the (R) next to his
name. Willful ignorance of the issues is the norm in my opinion.