Between the GOP's Florida voter registration scam and candidates like
Crockett...is there a trend here? Laws and Rules don't matter as long as
our guy gets elected? We're right so we deserve to have the office
regardless of what voters say? Money is the root of all goodness?
The rule could be more clear, especially since the interpretation is totally
different than the FEC rules.SLco: "No donor shall make
contributions to a county candidate in excess of six thousand dollars during the
three election cycles defined in Section 2.72A.101."So they are
reading it $6,000 total and not per cycle. That isn't obvious.
Cats said: Big Deal!Partisan politics at there best. This is a crime, but
seeing how he's a republican it's either expected or ignored. You
personally rail against Matheson in these same pages for less. I believe you
call it duplicitousness.
Middle class and Happy Valley Heretic both hit the nail on the head. They have
aptly described the hubris of single party dominance. When a candidate running
for partisan office in our state is a virtual lock to win solely as a result of
the "R" that follows their name on the ballot, then it is much easier to
play fast and loose with the rules in a "the ends justify the means"
sort of way.This, more than anything else, is why I believe that
achieving political balance is vital to eliminating the hubris and replacing it
with consensus-building (versus demagoguery), transparency (versus backroom
deals to enact laws like H.B. 477), and playing by the rules (versus employing
shortcuts to expedite one's agenda).
"It's only cheating if you get caught" should be the slogan found
on all GOP business cards.
See...that's the problem with the one party system here.A one
party system is like a pool of water that gets no influx of fresh water.It starts to really stink, and grows gross green stuff.That's the Utah GOP...gross green stuff.