For JWB;For every one Illinois politician indicted let alone
incarcerated, I'll suggest twenty more left office with ill-gotten gains.
Insofar as John Swallow's predicament, most likely he was
strongly urged to "resign" in lieu of prosecution. Don't forget
the governor knew of the upcoming investigations prior to the election but
remained mute and kept the electorate in the dark. And least Utah
taxpayers forget, Mr. Swallow is eligible to collect a state pension due to his
resignation effective date.
Sean Reyes wants to be considered as a replacement? Doesn't he see he has
an obvious conflict of interest, at least until the court case--if there is
The jubilation factor is catching up for the Governor as his previous Lieutenant
Governor resigned with involvement in this investigation and with Mr. DePaulis
in the DFCS processes plus maybe some other reasons to get a job with more
money.The Governor was in-charge when the Attorney General election
was going on and the AG staff was not happy with Mark Shurtleff and especially
his hand chosen Chief Deputy to become the AG with Mr. Shurtleff's
endorsements up to the election day. Mr. Swallow appears to act as
a novice in this whole investigation process. He knew about his indiscretions
helping to raise money for Mr. Shurtleff and even being together in some fancy
places with people who would benefit from their elections.The AG
won't have to worry about impeachment but to believe that his actions and
the investigative process will go away is the Chicago way for over a century.
Mr. Swallow lives in Utah. In Illinois, we had plenty officials say
to the end that they were innocent 100% but still ended up in Joliet or Federal
prison.Truth is truth and only the facts change is the political
world around the world.
The fact remains if there is evidence he broke the law then the law should be
executed and prosecution take place. Now with that said, it is still an abiding
principle in this country that you are innocent until proven guilty. If a day
in court is warranted, then it should happen.In the end regardless
of the results of our legal system, Mr Swallow will face his day in court. If
not in this life, then St Peter will surely be his next arbiter.
No cause for jubilation? Tell me about it. When only one corrupt official
retires, that really is no cause for jubilation. Why can't all of the
money-grubbing politicians at the State Capitol retire? They're overpaid
and overvacationed. While the rest of us with real jobs have to pay up or be
denied the right to work/operate our businesses. I'm tired of this Mafia
stuff. I mean, this isn't Long Island, it's freakin' Utah!
What's the deal? Seriously, what do I have to do to run these goombahs out
of my life?!?! ALL of them.
It has been very entertaining reading the comments in defense of John Swallow.
""I think the public is going to want to have answers," Niederhauser
said. "We're not trying to get in their business, but I guarantee the
question is going to be raised."Yeah Niederhauser, the public
DOES want answers. However, the question is not about how much the investigation
costs, it's how crooked is Swallow & why are YOU so adamant to bury
further attempts to get the truth?
One party rule, leads to corruption.
So now Swallow is going on vacation prior to the effective date of his
resignation, meaning that we the taxpayers are footing the bill for his fun
time. Why didn't he resign effective immediately? Talk about clueless,
but what else would we expect? Swallow seems to relish living the high life off
of other people's money. I wonder whose villa I will be paying for.
I disagree with Gov. Herbert. It is a cause for jubilation when a corrupt
politician leaves office, either voluntarily or involuntarily. Good riddance, I
I feel that a lot of people in the Utah GOP were aware of how Mr. Swallow
operated including the former AG and did and said nothing. It has been said
that money is the life-blood of politics and people in politics will do anything
for money.I think many knew of what was going on and turned a blind
eye, or just winked at the events. Much like the press being aware of the
presidential escapades of JFK and others. Now the GOP dons the pious cloth coat
of righteousness and distance themselves from one of their own to avoid
contamination.Mr. Shurtleff must have know a lot more than he lets
on, why are we not looking into his years as AG? Didn't Mr. Swallow raise
money for Mr. Shurtleff?Just sayn'.
Swallow's resignation is in fact a cause for jubilation. Why not? Aren't people much better off without him tainting the reputation of
Utah's Justice System by his presence in office?He won't
be able to do nearly as much damage as a civilian.Clearly,
Swallow's resignation was the best thing he could have done for the people
of Utah, so citizens should celebrate while they can.
"the governor said Swallow "recognized he'd become a distraction
that was making it difficult for his own office to function as well as it could
function."Sounds like Swallow was concerned that too many other
people might be caught in the examination, thus the "distraction" would
lead to them.But now that he has resigned, he said he (Swallow)
believes the case will go away.Undoubtedly, Swallow is "hoping and
praying" that the case will go away magically. Hope and prayer cannot be
relied upon as good plans.Swallow said he's frustrated that
people think he resigned because he "was somehow afraid of
something."Could it be that others associated with Swallow
(Shurtleff and ???) were afraid that too much publicity might put the light on
them as well? "No one high up in the government, no one in the
(Republican) party ever asked me to resign," Swallow said.Most
of the Republicans wanted Swallow to resign. Again, too much light makes too
many nervous?This sounds like the worst defense that could be
presented. It is amatuerish and sounds like Swallow has to fall on his sword to
In this country, people are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, but
there are so many charges that he will considered guilty, until proven innocent.
He claims that his political enimies are out to get him, and he needs to bring
this out in public. I have been politically assenated, so I know this exist
if there is evidence to support that he broke the law he should be prosecuted.
this is especially true because he is in law enforcement. It shouldn't
matter that he step down or that it's a personal strain on his finances.
Other people that his office prosecutes on a daily basis don't have these
options available to them. Him and all of the businesses and people that
conspired with him need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. the
reason he thinks the whole case will go away is because he made a deal on the
side that included him stepping down. If that's the case, they
should've finished putting together the case against him. The bear was
definitely passed halfway in the forest on this one. Disgusting
But the Utah investigation committee filed the report saying he DID break the
law.So now - ther question reamins:Who should we
beleive?The committee, orthe egotistical lawyer, caught
on tape, Utah State Attorney General under multiple State and Federal
investigations, who just so happned to intentionally wipe clean his office
desktop, office latop, home computer, cell-phone AND blackberry?
Concealment of bribery and corruption is not equivalent to jaywalking, Mr.
Henry. If it was reported in the papers it must be correct.
According to the article, Swallow claims nobody "high up" in the
government or Republican Party asked him to resign. Does this guy ever read the
papers? The fact is there were precious few who didn't demand his
Yeah...If his attorney accepts IOU's.You don't make much
when your tag line at work is "Is this for take-out or delivery?"