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Published: Friday, Jan. 31 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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Ogden, UT

It's pretty clear that Lockhart is running for governor. That was just her first political speach/attack in her campaign.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Herbert's interminable delay in saying NO! to expanded medicare has raised questions in my mind about his suitability to continue to serve as governor.

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

A bloody fight between Lockhart and Herbert could set the stage for Governor Matheson's election in 2016. As they say, when your enemies are fighting each other, stay out of their way.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Neither the Governor nor Speaker Lockhart are qualified to lead this State. Yes, the Governor has done some things, but he hesitates until he knows which way the wind blows. A leader "leads". A leader does not care what is politically correct, but only what is correct. A leader knows what the Constitution says about the duties of the Federal Government. A leader knows whether the Federal Government can compel a State to act as its agent in forcing something like ObamaCare on the people of that State. A leader doesn't wait to see what other States do or what people think. A leader knows when it is his duty to tell the Federal Government to take night courses on the Constitution, preferably taught by a real Constitutional scholar, not by Barrack Obama.

Speaker Lockhart used extremely poor taste and poor judgement when she attacked the Governor. She, very obviously, doesn't know how to lead. She should be ashamed of herself.

Jim Matheson may want his father's office, but he refuses to do anything at any time without protecting himself.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I agree. When I first heard her diatribe I was shocked. But I didn't know she was looking to replace him. Later when I heard that she wanted to be Governor it made more sense. But it was absolutely the wrong venue for an attack like that. She should not be campaigning in the opening statements of the Legislature.

I will have a hard time voting for her after seeing that side of her.

Getting the Legislature off on a divisive note like that was not good for the mood and the prospects for progress and cooperation the whole session. It just gets everybody in attack mode and campaign mode already. We need them to work for the people for awhile before they all dig in and start their personal campaigns.

Murray, UT

I couldn't figure what her problem was, but now that I know she wants to be governor, I get it.

She will never get my vote. Using her office to get another office is just plain wrong.

American Fork, UT

It was fun to watch, though.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

Oh...Help us all if he's re-elected.

Salt Lake City, UT

It was shocking to hear her go at the governor. Talk about lack of civility! There was a letter from Frank Overfelt in Yesterday's paper about civility. I guess that only applies on viewpoints. His letter could have applied to Lockhart. Lockhart's attack on Herbert was very uncivil. It lacked propriety. Her views made me very uncomfortable. But then she will be excused because she is a member of the ruling party, but the poor people at the LBGT rally will be vilified for their behavior? Go figure.

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