Huntsman offers condolences to Utah Sikhs following deadly shooting in Wisconsin

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  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 1:55 p.m.

    I wonder if it ever occurred to people that maybe the reason the media was there was so that Huntsman could help raise awareness and acceptance of this religion that few people in the US understand? it is amazing how so many republicans posters seem to feel the need to attack his motives, do you really see him is such a threat to your desire to push the republican party even further to the right that you have to attack one of your own? I do not agree with Huntsman's politics but I have respect for him as a person.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Aug. 7, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    About a year ago, Mr. Hunstman his wife and youngest daughter were in a picture with "bindis" on the foreheads. This is a mark that in many Hindues wear.

    Mr. Hunstman feels an affinity with India, perhaps through his daughter, or any other reason. whatever it is. He is in the right place at the right time.

    You may doubt his motives, but obviously he is not the one with the problem.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 7, 2012 11:02 a.m.

    @ DN Subscriber: Kind of like when Palin spoke out in support of Chick-fil-A, right?

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    I'm wondering why he did this too...did the media need to be there? And why was he smiling so much while talking to KSL during what should have been a VERY somber time?

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 10:03 a.m.

    I'll accept that Huntsman's totally appropriate expression of sympathy to the Sikh community is just that.

    However, I question why it was arranged to have media coverage of it. That just reminds me that he is a politician, and desperate for attention since his repudiation by Republicans during his failed campaign for President. A photo op, nothing more.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 7, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    @ Aggielove: Gee, I don't know - what possible motive could someone have for showing support for a community which has just been terrorized?

    The motive couldn't be just to show support and solidarity could it?

    Your assumption of an ulterior motive speaks more about you than it does anyone else. And what it speaks saddens me. What a horrible world.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 8:03 a.m.

    Gee, Aggie, maybe he's just a compassionate conservative. I know it's highly unlikely for a GOP politico to have compassion for ordinary folks, but Jon Huntsman just might have that quality.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Aug. 7, 2012 6:53 a.m.

    I'm really trying to understand his motives here.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 2:27 a.m.

    Jon Huntsman is a class guy, all the way. I'm not sure what else I could say.