Re: Furry1993 Ogden, UT"I'd like to know if they talked bout
Herbert's little "gift" to the freeway contractors."Those who listened to the debate on Friday evening know the answer to that
question. Those who didn't think they should 7 or 8 more debates before
the election. Why I shall never know.
It's not the D that turns me against anyone, nor the R that wins my vote.
It's the principles they stand for, and the one who will get out of the
people's pockets and lives.
General Gooke would be a great governor, to bad the majority of Utahns
won't consider him because of the D next to his name.
A Democrat and one outside of Government in Utah is at a big disadvantage in
getting briefings to help make a decision. If one owned property as I do with
20 acres within a couple of miles of one of the fires that wiped out a canyon,
you would want someone to do something to stop the fire. It was started due to
a bad spark arrestor on an ATV one Sunday afternoon. When the National Forest
doesn't allow thinning out trees, whether infested with pine beetle or not,
that is a problem the Governor cannot even deal with directly. Peter Cooke had
the press information and that was put out by the Forest Service, etc. that the
Governor's staff gets besides some internal communication, that Mr. Cooke
wouldn't get. He is campaigning for an office which hasn't been held
by a Democrat for many years and is highly qualified. It would mean that a lot
of the Department and Agency heads would change out, but that isn't a bad
thinning out process either for those entrenched in their bureacracy of
Republicans for 30 years. Fair and balanced should be good in Utah also.
Cooke, who had called for a statewide ban on fireworks at the height of the
summer fire season, said repeatedly he was not in favor of big government but
seeking leadership from the governor.Cooke does not want big
government but expects the "guv" to make the decision. That suggests a
dictator which is even more risky than big government. I trust local leaders to
make decisions for local citizens. That is why we have local levels of
That was quite a compelling argument you made, Peter Cooke. It was so
convincing that I bet your deficit in the polls fell from 35 points to 34.
Oh my gosh! A Democrat talking about reviving the Sagebrush rebellion? Where
will SUWA and the UEC look for support for their radical environmental causes?
Bill Orton was assured by President Clinton that the Escalante-Grand Staircase
wasn't going to happen, and they were the same party.Do you
think President Obama would tell a Republican Governor of Utah what his real
plans were for anything?Bill Orton lost because of the loss of
confidence from his constituents.The Governor has the radioactive
waste issue and the I-Core Utah County (homeland of Herbert) and Wadsworth and
Provo River Contractors gift and the $13M to the loser issue. People in Utah
don't care as long as the Governor is a Republican. The Legislature
basically works on it's own agenda and there isn't too much of in the
pocket of the legislature.The Governor puts on his smile and says
everything is great in Utah while his head may be in the sand. Developers and
community organizers are about the same type of person but with developers they
deal with rich people and community organizers work with people that take
I'd like to know if they talked bout Herbert's little "gift"
to the freeway contractors.
Wonder if they got a chance to talk about the Nuclear Waste problem we are
having in Utah....