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New recording, texts show worries about keeping information secret

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18 2013 10:00 p.m. MST

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State and federal government bureaucrats would be pounding the pavement looking for another job if they had even looked like they had done this, if it appeared they did they would be in jail, but as an elected official Swallow gets retirement? Really? PLease!!!


Swallow and Shurtleff both need to spend time in prison to show the other politicians you can't get away with fraud as an elected official. I realize that may be far fetched to expect politicians to be put in jail by other politicians, but it would be the right thing to do.

Kaysville, UT

This is not overkill for a man who was to be the Utah chief law enforcer and lead by example. This type of process he chose doesn't happen very often in Utah compared to what we had in Illinois. That may be commonplace there but it is not to be the norm in Utah. We are supposed to have trust in our Attorney General and management of that office. We don't expect these types of allegations with an office that is to have Integrity and Honor.

We don't expect our elected officials to take bribe or business money for their gain, economically and politically. Public officers are reimbursed for their service. It is sad for the prior Lieutenant Governor to say he left office as he needed more money. Mr. DePaulis did not need to be lambasted in his years of real public service for our State. He didn't ask for more money. However, in our State sometimes people are enhanced by their public service for more lucrative jobs. The Lieutenant Governor knew the salary and other requirements prior to his departure and acceptance of the $85,000 for his governor.

Kaysville, UT

Why is everyone so shocked? You don't vote for the best candidate necessarily, you vote for the "R"... only the "R" Party has the best candidates.
Actually both parties field good candidates for the most part and if you do some research and vote for the BEST of each party, you'll find there are checks and balances that keep even the shady a bit afraid of crossing the line.
Absolute power breeds absolute corruption... in both parties... vote a split ticket and end the "Absolute Power" problem.
A good mixture of "R" and "D" brings some oversight from both sides.

Dixie Dan
Saint George, UT

All this from a man who said he was a "Reagan Republican." I wonder if history will agree with him?

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