It would be interesting to see who else Johnson, and his friend, the late
Richard Rawle, donated to during the past 5 years.
The Buddy system rules. Why was Reid's name dropped by Republican.
Why do the repubs in the state legislature always fight ethics reform? Makes you
Sounds like corrupt politics to me. Normally, I'd suggest ethics reform.
But according to repubs, why have rules and regulations? What's the point?
Bad people and criminals will just break the law anyway
The other paper reported that Shurtleff, while in office, flew on JJ's
airplane on more than one occasion. This whole thing is very troubling. Money,
power, religious connections, all rolled into one, and too many think there is
nothing wrong. I'm sorry, Utah is more like Chicago than you realize.
"How can they possibly have believed it was appropriate to accept campaign
contributions from someone their office was actively investigating?"I think the bigger picture is more bleak.How could a
congressman accept campaign contributions from, say, an oil company and then
vote on legislation that affects said company?It costs huge amounts
of money to get elected. Favorable votes are bought and paid for. And most
have very little to do with the good of the country.
I'm very disappointed in Mr. Shurtleff and Mr. Swallow. How can they
possibly have believed it was appropriate to accept campaign contributions from
someone their office was actively investigating? It suggests they were
rationalizing their behavior. If they really can't see the problem with
their conduct, it makes me question whether they are smart enough to be attorney
But just ask any Utah GOP politician. Ethics rules are not needed.Right. And Utah's air is crystal clear today.
Reciprocity. It has been shown that when someone gives you something, even
something as innocuous as a Coke at a car dealership, the giftee feels an
obligation to give something back to the gifter. That is the reason they do
it.Unethical in the case of Shurtleff & Swallow? Absolutely.Both of them should be investigated for bribery.
"Consider that Johnson donated tens of thousands of dollars to former
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff's re-election campaign at a time when both
Johnson and iWorks were under active investigation by the Attorney
General's Office."And why might he have done that? It is
clear to anyone with 2 functioning brain cells that people buy influence. Until
we get the big money out of politics, we will have purchased elected
officials.And yes, that goes for unions also.
They are lawyers..., and politicians. Why the surprise at finding their ethics
and honesty in question?