I find Mike Leavitt to be a class act. There are times I have disagreed with
him, such as the time he prohibited HHS from negotiating with drug companies for
lower prices like the VA does, thus costing tax payers billions extra. But I
still think he is a class act. It's too bad this paper and the rest of the
Republican establishment do not follow his example.
The left has attacked Leavitt mercilessly.
Mike Leavitt is a good man and a solid politican. It would be difficult for him
to gain a more prominent position within today's GOP because of the right
wing radicals that have taken over our party and ruined it.
Liberals could learn a lot from a guy like that.
Then there are the opposite campaigns, claiming the opposing party is warring on
women and old people, and they want dirty air and dirty water.But
that is all in the past. Now we have superpacs to do all the dirty work. The
campaign against Mia was the most disgusting batch of lies ever.Hopefully, with the latest SCOTUS ruling, candidates will again have to take
responsibility for their campaigns be they vile or positive.
It would be interesting to know how Leavitt would view the gerrymandering the
Legislature did this last go around, carving SLC into a pizza.It
would also be interesting to hear how the defenders of the Utah caucus system
would characterize the Supreme Court ruling striking down federal limits on how
many campaigns an individual can give the maximum contribution to (with
conservative hero Justice Thomas advocating an elimination on limits
altogether). We heard the Caucus supporters claim the caucus system
would help non-monied candidates be successful, while their conservative
brethren on the highest court opened the flood gates, coming ever so closer to
declaring money as free speech, period. (If that happens, bribery laws may
presumably be struck down, as quid-pro-quo campaign financing becomes entirely