Why would he resign! He was elected to his over paid job by the people of Utah!
All swallow needs now is the dreaded 'vote of support' from some repub
Where there is smoke there is fire, Swallow may appear nice when he's got
his public face on, but having known him since he was running for district 51 in
the 90's I am not surprised in the least that he's in trouble.Clean house, impeach Swallow, but please find someone who doesn't have
the troubled background and questionable ethics we've seen from both
Shurtleff and Swallow. I don't care if they're Republican or
Democrat, but please don't put someone in who is a career politician.
Tempest in a tea pot!
Both Swallow and Mr. Johnson have questionable histories. What must happen is a
thorough and completely open investigation by a totally non-partisan group.
When that is complete, appropriate action need to be taken.But when
a police officer, teacher, or other public servant comes under question, they
are usually required to take paid administrative leave until the investigation
is complete.Mr. Swallow should be required to do the same.
Its not a big deal people. Harry Reid's involvement will cause this issue
to be buried faster than a US Citizen can say "No" to Obamacare.
Guilty or not, he's tainted and ought to do the right thing. Which is, cut
bait and run. Of all the candidates running for AG I thought he was the least
experienced and least qualified as an attorney. But he was Shurtleff's
dandy, and of course was right there on the front row as a spectator watching
the arguments in the Supreme Court and then parading on TV saying that he
personally was leading the fight against Obamacare. And the people of Utah
bought it. He was no more leading the fight against Obamacare than I was.We here in Utah need to quit being sheep. Especially us Republicans.
We need a lawyer in the AG position, not a politician.We have a
community organizer in the White House, and a fund raiser in the AG's
office. How dumb are we?
@ danaslc, Swallow is part of the good old boys club. If the
allegations are true, that he feels no guilt speaks volumes. The AG
will be tainted and under a cloud for a long time. Pity. And remember, it was
his own circle that made the allegations and was seemingly trying to protect
him. He should go on leave of absence. And for the Harry Reid
haters, this was about trying to exploit the fact that Reid is a Mormon in order
to gain a benefit. How many times have we seen this. I would bet that Reid has
no clue. Why would he care about Republican businessmen /politicians in another
state? Except for the effort to exploit a common connection by Utahns, it makes
no sense to point the finger at Reid. These guys were seeking Reid's help
because of his power in Washington, not because Reid was involved in any way.
I am dismayed that a corruption allegation has been leveled at Utah's new
attorney general. However, an allegation of this kind cannot be taken lightly.
An investigation has been called for and should now take place. While that
investigation proceeds, I believe Mr. Swallow should do the proper thing, and be
placed on "administrative leave". While allegations of bribery
circulate, how can John Swallow effectively administer the office of Utah
Attorney General? To me, there seems to be some veracity in
what's being purported, and until at such time these accusations are proven
or disproved, Utah needs an unencumbered Attorney General. For the good of the
people of the state of Utah, step aside temporarily, Mr. Swallow. If you are
vindicated, your position and salary will be awaiting your return. If the
allegations are substantiated, then, "shame on you", and you should
resign. In life, you can't have it both ways. The old proverb is true,
"Those who play with fire, usually get burned!"
@Innocence, Maple, BYUAlumIf you read the article in the Tribune(cause
that's the paper this article refers to) they base their call for him to
resign based on what Mr. Swallow had already admitted.
Why is swallow even being investigated by a political group who does not have
the authority to launch or perform an investigation of the actions of an elected
official in the first place.What began as an accusation of conflict
of interest has been turned into a political investigation with little or no
facts to substantiate any accusations that have been made. This political gambit
is character assassination and the feds should be investigating this group and
its motives and its slanderous acts. Our elected officials cannot be held
accountable for the acts of any person who he has no affiliation with and no one
has the right to slander ones character by blackmail and extortion that this
group is doing.FBI and homeland security should be on top of this
and all the slander that is interfering with the duties of an elected
representative. This group had plenty of opportunity before and during the
election process to slander and prove their case and its too late now for any
action or lies to discredit the election process.
If Swallow steps aside, the state will be best served by a non-politician
currently working at the A.G.'s office. That way, someone might finally
merit the position of attorney.
For goodness sakes. Why do you think he is guilty until proven innocent? Take a
deep breath! John Swallow is a good man and the truth will come out. Give due
process a chance before jumping to conclusions, people!
Interesting how the media is calling for Swallow to resign, serving as
prosecutor, judge, and jury. Isn't Swallow entitled to due process?
It's also interesting how the media forgets Harry Reid's potential
role in this as well. Even then, shouldn't we wait for the facts to be
presented? The media is pathetic in its efforts to stir up the emotions of the
public in the direction it wants. Don't forget, this is all heresay for the
It is so sad that in our great land that a man is considered guilty before
proven innocent. The reporting community has become a lynch mob and their
reporting is completely biased. Can we not just stop, let the investigation
happen and then if charges are in order we let the man have his due process?!
Anyone calling for his resignation already has their own dirty agenda and I
definitely don't want to see a good man go down without due process.
This is a smear campaign to keep the good old boys club intact. Swallow is the
decent guy. Figure it out.
There absolutely has to be an investigation into this accusation ,This
would be unacceptable if these alleged accusations are true.
I want to believe that this is all lies by Johnson. But if true, the
public's understanding of the darker side of politics will be slightly more
understood. Politicians will be even less trusted if this is how the system
works.If Swallow is found guilty, the next level of investigation
should point towards Harry Reid.
The Utah GOP has no shame. Swallow needs to go- but we sure don't need
Lockhart, Philpot, Valentine, etal. in his place. We need some new blood, not
Utah good ole' boy club members in the AG's position. The Utah GOP has
an opportunity to clean up its sleazy image. But they won't.