It is unfortunate that back room politics and payoffs are back in the utah
It's all ("muddy-water") under the bridge now). If Utahns want to hear solutions
to the state's challenges perhaps they should of not let Gary Herbert win
another two years as governor. The Tea Party should of blocked his victory
speech to the crowd. Like most Utah political battles this year, the governor's
race initially was overshadowed by the ouster of U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah,
at the state GOP convention, because Utah was also tired of RINO GOP's that are
interested in money, greed, corruption, above the law, (ignore us common people
unless they need your votes), career politician's who will take money from any
special interest and say or do anything to keep his hold on power. It's secret
government by the insiders, for the insiders only today. That's for BIG BUSINESS
"ONLY" and their deep pocket's. I guess Utah's "R" voters (for that letter only)
tried to hide the fact that Corroon compared Gary Herbert fundraising
activities to those of disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich during one
of their last debates. In my "outsider" view, Governor Gary Herbert should of
lost. Thats my view.
newslover should be thankful that back room politics and payoffs don't occur in
Chicago, the White House and every one of the other 49 states.Those
of us not living in unincorporated Salt Lake County are thankful we don't have
to pay a "fee" in addition to property taxes for our police protection under
I hope Peter Corroon doesn't see this as a rejection of HIM. I think it was
more a rejection of his campaign.I think he should fire his campaign
director and try again in 2 years. I think he has the ideas and skills to be
governor someday.I also think Herbert has the skills and
enough good ideas to lead and he will do a good job. But if he doesn't knock
our socks off with his leadership ability this term... he won't last long.In his acceptance speach I got the impression "Working together"
was going to be the theme of his administration. I hope it works.I
think the State is on track and needs to keep doing what we're doing (best
managed State Government in the Union) AND improve on what we are currently
doing.... especially in education (but not just fighting for more $$$). We can
improve education without dumping more $$$ on it. But if we have a plan that
insures the $$$ will improve quality... I'm for it.
I am proud of the positive campaign that Herbert ran. I voted for him because
of his campaign and his position on the issues. I hope it is a model for Utah
politicians in the future. Tell us where you stand on the issues and quit
attacking the other person! I am so happy to see that Coroon's negative
campaign tactics backfired on him.
How is it "negative campaigning" to raise the curtain of silence on the massive
political donations from people & companies who turn around and get fat state
contracts? Why is that negative? Isn't it just the truth? That's what Peter
Corroon did, and this state owes him thanks for that, even though now nothing
will change. Gary got rewarded for being either inept (didn't know) or a player
himself. Irony again.
There was no "curtain of silence" Corroon uncovered. The voters wanted Corroon
to tell us about his plans to govern and based on the results of the voting he
failed,Corroon still can't explain the new "fee" for police
protection in unincorporated Salt Lake County that used to paid through their
'E-mail raises new questions about influence of Herbert campaign contributions'
- By John Daley and Lisa Riley Roche - Deseret News - 09/28/10 Line:'SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary Herbert "should remember"
that the construction company boss on his meeting schedule is a $50,000
first-time donor who wants to talk "about transportation construction and issues
within the state." (sic) Wadsworth's company, part of the winning bid team for a
record $1.7 billion I-15 project, is at the center of the ongoing controversy
over the influence of campaign contributions on the award of state
contracts.' I'm glad Utah voted. As for the
'who' Utah voted for, I disagree.
Lucky we only have 2 years of business as usual, but at least Gary should be
able to start raising his retirement donations, oops I mean Campaign
contributions, right away. If he works at it he should be able to create quite a
nest egg for himself by selling our state to special interests.Ethics what are those? Trust him, he said to, and the state agreed. It's
mudslinging if you point out the appearance of evil by a righteous man.
Republicans would be so funny if they didn't take themselves so seriously.
It was over for Corroon long before yesterday. He could never talk about his "
plans " for the future.He just had to go negative about Governor
Herbert. The comparison to Rockin' Rod from Chicago cooked his goose.Even though his is the mayor of Salt Lake County, he even lost the vote there.
Pretty unusal for the most liberal county in the state.
Should have read "he is mayor "
Let's not kid ourselves. There will never be a non-LDS governor in this state
let alone a Catholic. Governor Herbert could have sold Temple Square to Obama
and Utahns would have still elected him over a non-Mormon.