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Published: Thursday, Nov. 14 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Somewhere in Time, UT

The president of the Senate is Joe Biden--not Harry Reid. The Vice-President of the United States is always the president of the Senate. Harry Reid is the Senate majority leader.

slc, ut

John Swallow Staes he is " lacking a little bit of credibility" . Yes, Mr. Swallow in my eyes you are severely lacking in that critical value.

Here, UT

Maybe he suffers from a lot a bit of a lack of credibility right now.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

There is a term we use regarding Government officials - "Public Trust".

John Swallow has none.

Elected or not,
It's time to put someone in office that the "Public" can "Trust".

West Jordan, UT

I can't believe it....Dan Liljenquist wrote an article that I actually agree with! Yes Swallow, the trap is sprung and you hanged yourself.

if it quacks like a duck, looks like a duck and walks like a duck, its a duck. I believe Mr. Swallow is extremely unfit to hold office.

American Fork, UT

Please spare us all of the agony of a long and drawn out battle and just resign already. Either way your political career is over, guilty or not.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Here's the irony I see in this... Democrats claim they can't wait for an election, we must remove him from office NOW because he can't be effective. But the main reason he can't be affective is because they are harassing and investigating him 100% of the time.

If the State would finish their investigation (like the Feds did) and be done (as the Feds are)... He COULD do his job until the next election.


IMO the houseboat trip doesn't make him incapable of doing his job. It shows he can be tricked. And he doesn't have the best character (surprise... he's a politician). But he can still do his job for the months left till he's up for election, when the PEOPLE can make their choice (not his partisan tormentors).


He didn't do himself any favors by recycling his personal and State Computers. But where is the STATE'S responsibility in all this??

That's why we have a State IS Department... to keep backups of all this! Where were they? Did he sneak into the server room and delete all the backups on the State Servers??

Everett, 00

Something said a long, long time ago....

about avoiding even the very appearance of evil.

This has crossed way Way WAY over that line.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

I want this to be completely solved, along with Shurtleff's involvement.
Don't stop at ridding us of that miscreant Swallow...get to the very root of the whole affair and let's start clean-slate...top to bottom.
There are also the other players...Lawson, Jensen, and others who bear some responsibility.

Mapleton, UT

I voted for John Swallow. I hereby rescind my vote and demand that he resign. Immediately.

It is absolutely ludicrous that the citizenry should sit idly by and let millions of our dollars be spent on an investigation because one politician is selfishly trying to save his political skin.

Mr. Swallow: do the right thing and resign now. Legislature: Hire some more teachers with the money you save. Citizens of Utah: make your voice heard and demand a resignation.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

"....Swallow, himself, acknowledged last week on the Doug Wright radio program that “maybe I suffer from a little bit of a lack of credibility right now.”

That's hilarious....

A LITTLE bit? I wouldn't loan you 5 bucks.....

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

@ 2bits How pray tell is this partisan?

2bits said: "IMO the houseboat trip doesn't make him incapable of doing his job. It shows he can be tricked."

Tricked? Tricked into saying "is there a paper trail" "Do they know about the boat?"

Deleting his emails, and braggin' while being recored about deleting them, is the state's fault?
Just to be clear your saying it's The State is fault for Not watching our highest law enforcement officer close enough?
....and yet if they were you would probably contend they were spying on him and invading his privacy.

For someone who attacks the president daily with the slightest hint of an impropriety you sure have a sliding moral ruler when it comes to this case.
Are you John Swallow?


There are other BIG fish involved in this . . probably all of the way in Washington & those in power want to make sure these other fish are out of the net before they finally haul it in and impeach Swallow. There is no other explanation as to why Swallow is still in office. He knows he's going down but the longer the delay, the bigger his payday will be for being the "fall guy."

Sandy, UT

I have met very few attorney's who even understand ETHICS. And the ability to get anyone to take discipline seriously is VERY limited. They manipulate the "law" to their own advantage and agenda. Very few know or follow the rules of Professional Conduct.

Taylorsville, UT

Flight or Fight? He has no alternative, he has to fight. I suppose he will fight for fame? Loyalty?, he has lost his credibility, his character is on the line, and his public trust is out the door. He should seriously think about resigning and let someone credible save our legal system.


I wish Mr. Swallow would resign. As I am reading this article, I did have one question. What is the law on recording someone without them knowing it? I know each state is different. What is the law in Utah? Did Mr. Johnson break the law by recording him at the Krispy Kreme? No trolls please. I would like someone who actually knows the laws.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

If you want to defuse a crisis, do the following:

1. Tell it all

2. Tell it yourself

3. Tell it first

If you want everything to blow up in your face, use John Swallow's approach.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT


I don't know the law, but couldn't Jensen say he was recording HIMSELF, and Swallow just happened along? Who could prove otherwise?

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

Sorry...the moderator didn't catch it...Johnson, not Jensen.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Did you hear the fable about the two hyenas in the doughnut shop?

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