Comments about ‘Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. pitched as possible U.S. House speaker’

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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 26 2012 6:00 p.m. MST

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sanpaco
Sandy, UT

This is dumb, why are we even talking about this? He's not a member of the House of Representatives. We might as well be speculating about what it would be like to have Superman as Secretary of State.

Canyontreker
TAYLORSVILLE, UT

sanpaco "This is dumb, why are we even talking about this? He's not a member of the House of Representatives."

I agree. Congress can't get anything done by agreement now. How will they ever agree on an outsider to be Speaker, even if it is possible legally?

Heidi71
Taylorsville, UT

That's ridiculous. I read that opinion column too. First of all, I think you need to get elected to the House of Representatives, and need to have some senority before being considered for Speaker.

Second of all, Huntsman, Jr., is too intellectual for most people to understand what he's saying. I wasn't smart enough to understand most of what he said during debates. His best line was, "I thought 9-9-9 was the price of a pizza." Other than that, he lost me.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

VST,

Simple answer, right now today, the problem is not the democrats its the republicans. You wanted to rehash old history, so I told you what I believe, and I believe the democrats and the republicans both own this mess. As I mentioned in another post in a different article, if I had my way, every last one of the them would be gone and yes that includes the President.

But lets live in the here and the now, in a couple of days over the cliff we go, and do the democrats deserve some blame for that, you bet they do. But the plain simple truth is the republicans unwillingness negotiate, to give a little on taxes is what is going to push us over the cliff.

You can disagree, and I may be wrong. You can blame the President and the democrats and not King Grover and the republicans that is certainly your right. I am fairly confident that the majority of the American people outside of Utah will hold the republicans in the house responsible whether that is fair or not doesn't really matter, because it is reality.

RRB
SLC, UT

Fred44, the Republicans made two concessions.

It's both their faults. As our leader, it's on Obama's shoulders, and I can see him let us go over, so he can claim the Republicans did it. He can't work with others, instead he gets frustrated and uses executive orders.

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