Legislative leaders expect little debate at special session

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  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    July 18, 2013 11:52 a.m.

    I've been around for awhile, but I don't recall ever having a state level elected official surrounded by this much controversy. The negative side effects are the inability of that official (Swallow in this case) to function effectively while under such scrutiny, and the additional cost to tax payers of ongoing investigations. It's all very sad and frustrating for everyone involved.

    Given those negative effects and the fact that this process could be ongoing for quite some time, I still feel, as mentioned a few months ago, that the best option for all concerned would be for Swallow to resign his position... regardless of whether he is technically guilty or not. The controversy already generated is very real and will not be going away anytime soon. That same ongoing controversy will very much limit his effectiveness in trying to do his job. Even if acquitted, a cloud would continue hanging over him.

    If there wasn't so much personal pride involved, he would be able to clearly understand this and voluntarily do the right thing... the overall best for him, his family and for the citizens of Utah.

  • FreedomFighter41 Orem, UT
    July 17, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    Why am I not surprised?

    Nothing is going to be resolved.

    the Legislature is trying to run out the clock on this one. Hoping that eventually we will forget about this issue.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 17, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    To see the Legislative light on the Capitol building last night is a significant moment for our elected Attorney General and his special appointment he received from the previous Attorney General.

    Who are his opponents? Are they really opponents or people who want an Attorney General without deficiencies with ethical issues?

    We don't want an Attorney General that phrases everything he says to make it appear politically and ethically correct. We want an Attorney General that is clean and has a pure heart with an intent to tell the truth not parse words and meanings.

    His honeymoon of 90 days ended short of the 90 days in February 2013. However, both the Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor are receiving a high rate full-pay and benefits while we have people that are jobless in Utah.