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Published: Monday, Dec. 3 2012 6:13 p.m. MST

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mstant
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Another reason I cannot understand why this state is married to the GOP. Not only break the law but violate the laws of his church and still believes he is qualified to be mayor. The people of Brigham City should demand he be removed from office.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

instant,
Sort of like the Democrats wanted Bill Clinton out of office?

southmtnman
Provo, UT

Hemlock,

Bill Clinton was never LDS, nor a Mayor of an LDS community, nor a Republican.

I'm sorry, what was your point?

Ranch
Here, UT

@mstant;

Hypocrisy isn't a reason to be thrown from office. Sure, he's a hypocrite who can't keep his pants up even though he swore to his wife and church he would, but that is no reason for him to lose his job. He isn't in his job for his church or his wife, he was elected by the citizens of his city. If they want him to step down they can vote him out in the next election.

Chachi
Charlottesville, VA

The last sentence of his letter comes off as a bit defensive: "Hey, my conscience is clear. If you want to be judgmental, then that's YOUR problem."

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

@southmtnman - Clinton's need to be removed from office wasn't that he had an affair but that he perjured himself. Seems like Brigham's mayor hasn't done that...

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

"....Clinton's need to be removed from office wasn't that he had an affair but that he perjured himself...."
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Clinton was never convicted of perjury. As a matter of fact, he was never even charged with perjury. The only place perjury was cited in writing was in the article of impeachment in order to meet the Constitutional criterion of "high crimes and misdemeanors." What a preposterous and malicious use of Congressional powers. The public saw right through it.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

@Craig Clark.... and the funniest thing about the whole sorted "affair" was the witch hunt was being led by - yes - a man who couldn't keep his pants up either.... got to love Newt.

@Ranch - generally I agree with your statements.... but when one is in a position of trust... honesty and fidelity to promises and vows made.... ones words as they used to call it.. does mean something. If a person not in a position of public trust did this, I agree with you completely. Bad act, but not justification for loosing ones job. But when you hold a position of public trust - oh say like the head of the CIA - yes - your honestly and credibility has been compromised.

And yes - Newt was wrong to pursue Clinton - but we also knew Clinton had an issue which did rise to the level of where the people should question his judgement....rightfully so.

I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV

Wow, just goes to show no matter how strong you think you are, you need to be on guard all the time. Brigham is still small enough where his political career for all intents and purposes is over. Feel bad for the members of his ward as this can shake up people. Good to know that judgement is ultimately the Lords.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

I thought democrats are forgiving and accepting of those that make mistakes. For example Bill Clinton, John Edwards, John Kennedy, Ted Kennedy etc. They have even looked past barack allowing an ambassador to get murdered along with 3 other Americans and then covers it up.

Democrats fully support hollywood elites infidelity, drug use and even embrace those lifestyles.

So when a man that did a similar thing, but, belongs to a different party then that changes?

Just shows the democrats are judgemental and are not the sole provider of forgivenss, compassion and love and understanding in this world.

Does that mean I agree with what the mayor did? The answer is No. But, I do feel the same for all politicians in this situation. They should confess and ask forgiveness from their wives or husbands. If religious, they need to work on that with their spiritual leader. They need to work on their marriage. Apologize to the public if it is made public. Move on with their life.

I can forgive them. Bill Clinto and the Kennedys are tougher ones. They kept cheating over and over and over again, but cry each time they're caught...

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

The press shows very little restraint in providing front page headlines when a well-known person's sexual indiscretions are discovered by a news reporter. More substantive events make boring reading or TV viewing. But when illicit sex is the story, ratings soar along with copies of the news stand daily. And it seems that neither the press nor the public want to openly acknowledge the element of voyeurism that drives these stories.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"They have even looked past barack allowing an ambassador to get murdered along with 3 other Americans and then covers it up."

Wow.... I thought we had hit moral lows..... but this just really pushes the lower bar way lower. What is being claimed here is that there was overt - not even passive - willingness of this administration to allow a friend be killed. I also suppose the Boy Scouts of America "allowed' those some 32k boys be molested. Or that the Church leadership in Brigham City allowed this bishop in the news, or the Seminary teach in Utah Valley do what they did. Are we also saying Bush allowed Osama do what he did too?

Politics is a dirty business.... but statements like this just show how low and base some people will let their comments get. Hate Obama for what ever reason you justify to yourself for your feelings.... but don't go below the person you are spending so much effort hating. Becoming bitter and hateful doesn't make you better or the other person worse.

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