Much acrimony in comments...I like to see the "no label" party emerge,
we need to get past party to consistency...will accountability ever prevail when
politicians so easily blame others for their mistakes?
go to change.org and sign the petition for John Swallow to step down from
office. Just search for John Swallow at change.org
You keep spelling his name wrong....It's "swallows"!
VSTBountiful, UTHere is a fact from last November's election
that all you whiners need to remember:For Governor:68%
voted for Governor Gary Herbert25% voted for Peter Cooke=========== That doesn't make it moral or ethical.That sort of blind Party loyalty kills a Democracy.and FYI -
Secretary of State Clinton just got grilled on her watch over mistakes made in
Benghazi.I wonder how you guys would've blown a gasket had President
Obama told Attorney General Eric Holder not to have a public hearing and only
have a panel comprising of Democrats look into the matter?Moral?Fair?Ethical?The right thing to do?Ya - the Double
standard shown here, and the assumed moral high-ground by Utah Republicans [mnay
of the LDS for that matter] is astounding beyond all description.
@Elcapitan: "focus on our national government, it is a disgrace" is
exactly what the corrupt elements of the state party want. "Don't shine
the light in our corner, just trust us that there aren't any roaches here,
go look somewhere else."Many Republicans elected to state
offices are hopelessly out of touch with the desires of the majority here on
local issues and are incapable of honestly representing their constituents on
these issues - c.f. the GRAMA legislation. They continue to win elections by
grousing about national issues and laboring to out-conservative their opponents
on these issues, which are often utterly irrelevant to their office. The result:
rather than focusing on good local government, our state legislature is
preoccupied with passing "message bills" trying to assert authority over
federal issues, even when they've been advised by their own legal counsel
that what they're doing is unconstitutional and will cost the state money
in the courts.I'm no liberal. Anywhere else in the nation, I
would be considered a radical conservative. Here in Utah I guess I'm a
moderate. But I'm fed up with our unrepresentative and corrupt state party.
Elcapitan, I did focus on our national government.What WMD's
were found in Iraq? In 2013 what motivation did we have to invade Afghanistan?
Obama, is on his 2nd term and the war in Iraq is over.Don't ignore the issue my friend.We have blatant examples of
corruption in our local government.Voting is a lot like driving.Dont do either, blind.
why is it to much to ask that our attorney general not moonlight with sleazy
folks who want to bribe a United States senator? why is it to much to ask that
our attorney general not moon light period? Why isn't the Governor asking
Nice work Grimley, the libs are out enmass on this one. How is it that they can
not stand to be wrong without throwing fits. Go Utah...a really great place to
live and raise kids.Pagan, focus on our national goverment, it is a
disgrace. they need your help. Go after them.
So, where are those ethics we keep hearing about in regards to Republican
values.We see them here today, but it's not what they espouse.
'Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely'It's like a
really bad Star Wars prequeal featuring Darth Sidious as Chancellor Palpatine.
@prodicus please read NedGrimley's comments and thank you for proving my
"Herbert said the public needs to be patient and wait for the results of the
federal investigation that Swallow himself requested into the
allegations..."The only investigation Gov Herbert has said is
not needed at this point is a state investigation, since the Feds are already
involved. Why is that such a problem? Is it really necessary that both
organizations investigate the situation? Especially since everyone is so sure
the "good ol boys, one party, Utah Government" won't do anything
anyway?Those of you screaming foul here that were so concerned about
others screaming foul about Rep Matheson and his video game legislation... Think
about it. Let the Feds do their thing, then we can all come running
with our bags of stones.
AKracker- are you kidding? Herbert doesn't "want all the facts before
rushing to judgement" - that's what an investigation would be for, is
finding the facts so a judgement can be made. Herbert instead wants to stick his
head in the sand and avoid hearing the facts unless he's forced to-
"we'll only start an investigation if he's convicted."
Holy Cow, someone wants all the facts before they rush to judgment!!!
Incredible. Herbert is going to get torn apart by the liberals who don't
care about the facts and just want knee-jerk vengeance.
There is no such thing as an investigation in a one party state.
I see the DOT 'investigation' all over again.
This whole thing does not pass the smell test. If Herbert does not see the need
for an investigation, I don't see a need for him to stay in office.
Herbert and Swallow both need to resign.
UNBELIEVEALBE! So much for the Republican Party standing for honesty and clean
government. Herbert should resign as well as Swallow. It they don't
leave, start a recall process.
Exactly what we've come to expect in Utah government.
Circle the wagons. The good, old boy club is alive and well.
Where are the ethics in bowing down to industries to allow them to pollute and
expand thus increasing the pollution of the Wasatch valley? Perhaps it is the
Governor who should be under an ethics probe. Perhaps that pretty photograph
behind the Governor should be replaced with a real time photo of the smog
blanket over SLC!
Utah Republicans. Protecting their own.