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Published: Tuesday, July 30 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT

So who pays for his defense team?
Is it the policy of the State of Utah to pay for the defense of employees?

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

If he had any respect for his office, he would have stepped down months ago.

John Swallow has completely lost the concept of "public servant."

We don't want him yet he continues.

And it irritates me that the repub Utah legislature is dragging its feet to impeach him.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

Corruption in Utah's political set is nothing new. It is good that it's being put in the spotlight though; sunlight cleanses and sterilizes. One could hope that the light will eventually help.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

William,
It's fine to be disgusted with politicians. That's a reqular occurance with me. But realize that you being disgusted doesn't neccesarily mean they have to go. If we got rid of our AG any time anybody got disgusted with them.. I gurarantee you there would never be an AG or any elected official who would finish his term. There's always somebody who's upset with them.

Something that helped reduce my level of disgust with Swallow (which exissted with me before this issue even came up) was to not just accept all the accusations without also hearing Swallow's explanation. Try to understand the chronology (what happened when) and see if you think it really impacts his ability to be the AG. Remember, all these events that disgust you happened before he was AG. When he was an attorney (who obviously would be meeting with people with legal problems and trying to help them find solutions to their problems). There are ZERO accusations of misconduct while in office.

Does that help?

Probably not. I find that most people who hate him will hate him regardless of reason.

jazzbird
Brigham City, UT

We learned in the Travyon Martin case to be extremely cautious about final verdicts. Let the court figure this one out and leave bias out. We don't have much ground right now for any verdict - so, please be cautious about throwing personal agenda and bias out into the opinion section.

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: ". . . evidence of his selfishness, greed and lack of integrity."

There's a lot of that going around. Look at the US Attorney General. And the President. And many, many members of Congress. Then, there are the labor leaders, the "greenies," the corrupt politicians attempting comebacks, and those in California, in Chicago, in borders states, and at the federal level that cynically choose to violate their oaths of office to uphold the law, and substitute their own liberal agenda for that of those that elected them.

It's kinda funny that none of these others seem to disgust you.

Just the one we still don't have enough facts about to make an honest, informed decision.

Hmmmmm.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

IF we impeached every politician that got a letter writer disgusted... I dare say we wouldn't have any politicians in Washington, and no President.

BYR
Woods Cross, UT

2bits, then we would have statesman.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

@BYR;

Statesman? Only one?

Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

I have concerns about Swallow, but the call for his head is diminished by the leftists, who also want Zimmerman federally prosecuted for being racist, based on the fact that he was attacked by someone who had darker skin than himself.

Somehow I think that the standard of evidence needs to be higher than leftists looking for a scandal (a non-Obama scandal that is), before we take any action.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

@Badgerbadger;

Zimmerman was "attacked" by a young man he was following. This young man possibly feared for his life (as proved to be true) from being stalked by a stranger. Have you never heard of "stranger danger"? Zimmerman went into the situation, after being advised by the 911 operator to let the police handle it. Zimmerman was the one with a gun. Zimmerman was the one creating the danger. Zimmerman caused the situation and he got away with murder; regardless the color of skin of his victim.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

RanchHand
Nice analysis... but I don't think the jury agreed with your list of premisses.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I'll be different and not hypocritical. The US and Utah Attorney General both give me a lot of pause at this point...

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