Ah, more of my tax dollars at work.
With all the publicity about this case, the law firm's reputation will be
on the line. Consequently, like every special prosecutor, it MUST find SOMETHING
wrong or it will face lots of criticism for failing to do a thorough job and for
consuming so much money at public expense. When it's all over, the firm
will recommend that the case go before a district judge on some minor infraction
of the law, and no one will be satisfied with the outcome.
And so it continues...I'm a Republican voter. But I say enough
is enough. Regardless of the technical merits of the outcome of yet another
investigation, Swallow's reputation will never be able to fully recover for
these multiple (and growing) allegations against him, that have already shown
enough merit to continue the ongoing investigations. Even if he gets
off on technicalities (having his wife paid for services he rendered...
really??), a black political cloud will continue hanging over his head, limiting
his effectiveness as the state's Attorney General. Previous allegations and
investigations could easily drag on until at least half way through his term (or
longer), while legal costs to the taxpayers of Utah continue to escalate. His
department and the state of Utah deserves better than that. As the
highest law enforcement position in the state, an AG needs to be above legal
reproach in order to be effective. Swallow has already utterly failed that test.
The best he could salvage from his current situation (including the previous
charges against him) would be to immediately resign his position and move on
with his life somewhere in the private sector... away from continuing media
Keep it rolling Utah State Government. You may have a decision by 2015.