Swallow will never resign because he is a narcissistic politician only thinking
about himself. He seem to have seen his position as a way to money and more
money. One of the biggest problems we have with our elected
officials is that as soon as they get elected, they try to figure how to get
re-elected rather than serving with honor and letting the electorate decide if
they should vote for them again. Honor is a precious thing that has been
forgotten in our world. We will soon be as a 3rd-world country politically.
Citizens United was the worst Supreme Court decision ever. Bar none.
"What happened to me could happen to anyone"? John, this did not
"happen" to you. Traffic accidents happen, getting hit by a foul ball
happens, getting robbed happens. But this, this you did to yourself with every
unethical decision you made.
Doesn't Utah have any provisions for the Governor to appoint an independent
investigator to look into these allegations and make specific charges or
exonerate John Swallow? I somehow doubt any school teacher, college professor,
or police officer would have lasted a week. If the Governor feels so strongly,
perhaps he should consider making such an appointment rather than complaining to
Finally the governor opens his mouth, though it be too little, too late. He
apparently wants to wave his wand and make the Utah sheep believe that he has
had nothing to do with the actions of an AG who got caught with his hand in the
cookie jar. Still, he wants us to believe there is nothing he can do about Mr
Swallow and that he is powerless to lift a finger. Do you really buy this Utah?
Do you really believe that the AG for the state of Utah is all powerful and
answers to no one but the ballot box? Wait, I hear the governor calling.
It's time for the sheep to return to the shephard.
When you hang around in the barn yard with the pigs you are going to get some
mud on you, even if you're not doing anything wrong.
I feel that this scandal can and will go beyond Mr. Swallow. Let us let the
investigation run it's full course and clean the whole system. This may
sound trite, but this scandal has "legs".
Cudos to the governor for having the wherewithal to come out and publicly say
what he and most people in Utah feel.Sorry Mr. Swallow but if you
wrestle with pigs you are bound to get dirty. Your poor choice of asociation
here is going to cost you. But it is the same lack of good choices that is
going against the grain of Utah citizens.
Well John Swallow has gotten himself into a real mess! There doesn't appear
to be any way out of this for him.... other than resignation or impeachment.
Either way, he has no where to go, he is a professional politician with
apparently no other viable career choices. I feel badly for him and his family
but Utah will be better off when he is gone.
here is some one keeping him in office. There has to be an agenda to finish.
The federal government is not responsible for putting John Swallow in office.
The voters of Utah and, the Republican Party of the state, are. As a leader of
the Utah GOP, Gov. Herbert bears some of the responsibility.
Sorry, John. I don't think this could happen to me.
It doesn't matter if John Swallow is guilty, losses the public trust,
tarnishes the office, drags the entire State of Utah through the mud....So long as he has the "R" next to his name - he can do no wrong,
and will always be elected.Truly makes the mob politics of Chicago
pale in comparison.I hope the GOP is proud of him.
That is the best comment in 3 months of controversy with John Swallow. That is
an executive judgment and the legislature needs to rethink their options. The
Governor cannot rely on his own attorney as that doesn't have the same
force of law as an Attorney General. The Governor didn't agree with how
the AG was handling the Utah and Federal land issue. The AG thought he could
use the power of his office to get the Federal land people to bend. Instead, he
is bending over backwards and is ineffective in the marathon race he is supposed
to run for us as a public servant. The Governor may be far from perfect, but he
has said for months that the AG is not effective. Not effective means he
can't do what he was elected to do with trust, integrity and honor due to
his ethical and potential other issues.Trust is vital even though
the Federal non-elected AG doesn't have any of those qualities and is very
political in what he does. He can't even be professional as an attorney is
supposed to have Ethical values and demonstrate those to the public.
Swallow shouldn't be surprised when the citizen's of Utah continue to
question his judgment when he decides the best use of his time at this critical
juncture is to attend an out of state conference boondoggle at taxpayer's