I would prefer solid answers to the charges facing him. We've all heard the
"I am not crook" line before.
He claims he is not a crook but cannot explain away the trips, the perks and the
money paid to him for this "consulting" hogwash. He hopes the general
public will remember he has an "R" by his name on the ballot and ignore
all the same red flags they did on election day. This case is either corruption
or Swallow cannot stop himself from making one bad choice after another. EIther
way he should not be AG.
The Lieutenant Governor is under investigation along with Swallow. It sort of
seems inappropriate for either to be doing business as usual looking at each
other.What a way to do business in Utah. A handshake used to mean
integrity and honor in one's name.Thanks to Ca
"Do they know about the boat" say far more than swallow did in this
To me it has always been that the AG hangs around with sleazy people and appears
to be seen as the "go to guy" to get "something" done. Ambition
is a powerful emotion and appears to cloud vision and morals in hopes of money,
power and or glory.The AG should follow the old George Burns
sign-off: "Say good night Gracie". Good night John boy, you're
So far we have no evidence that Swallow is a crook.There is lots of
evidence (an indictment) that his main accuser IS a crook. The rest are a
variety of opportunistic political enemies eager to take out a conservative.
Hard to believe him. The list of iffy behavior is long, and that's no way
for a man of his position to carry himself.I'll bet
there's a lot more grief headed his way.
As the Attorney General and an Attorney, before, during, and after, he knows
what the law is and that the appearance of evil is the same as evil away from
the court system. He is judged by the court of the public opinion. If it
smells like a duck, looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck,
it most likely is. He is supposed to big opinions for the Governor
and Legislature but has been unable to do that with public opinion at a high.
He may get dressed and go to work but he has to do more than that to gain public
trust and confidence about his integrity, true or false, good or bad, better or
best. He has caveats stating that he can't say any more due to
the investigation. He should live his life and away from public life. It would
appear all the support that Shurtleff gave this guy didn't help change the
course of what both of them had done. Shurtleff had years of public life and to
have his name tarnished with John Swallows won't sit well with the history
books, real or not.
Swallow isn't technically a criminal until he is convicted, so he IS
telling the truth for that one particular instance. So maybe people should give
him a different moniker till the court has its say. I personally
like Snake Oil Salesman myself.
If Niederhauser doesn't count telling crooks "pretty soon I'll
take over Consumer Protection and all my buddies like you will no longer have
anything to worry about" as malfeasance, it must just be be because he
doesn't know what the word means, right? mal-fea-huh what??Surely it couldn't be that the party leadership wants to protect "one
of the good old boys" in a pinch? Surely that never happens in happy Utah,
where all our state legislators are pure, selfless public servants who only wish
to faithfully represent their constituents?After the Herbert/Provo
River Constructors scandal, all the other less famous kickbacks that have become
public, the GRAMA "quit shining that light around!" episode, and
everything that's come out about Swallow, it amazes me that folks still
believe that fairy tale and blame every appearance to the contrary on
'those darn liberals.'Something is rotten in the state of
Great, now Swallow is playing the "religion card"... and we're
suppose to forgive him for his crimes... I mean "short-comings".
Today's irony -- Utah Republicans complain endlessly about
"Chicago Style" politics, party favors, good 'ole boy networks, and
fox minding the henhouse with Pres. Obama......and then do PRECISELY
everything they compain about!Right or Wrong, Sin or Guilty,
Jesus made it very clear, the biggest sinner he was most concerned about
was the HYPOCRITES.
As a one-time supporter, please Mr. Swallow just resign!!! I am tired of
hearing something new every week. This is not the kind of conduct that instills
faith and confidence in the hearts of Utahns about their elected leaders.
Please do the right thing and resign!!
I learned this song in Primary and taught it to my children. John Swallow must
have a different definition of the word "honest" than we do in my
family.Lyrics I believe in being honest; I
believe in being true, That honesty should start with me In
all I say, in all I do. I'll form good habits in my youth,
To keep my word, to tell the truth, To speak up in defending right And keep my name and honor bright. I believe in being honest; I believe in being true, That honesty should start with me
In all I say, in all I do.Words by Ruth Muir Gardner
@Primary ChoristerSalt Lake City, UTThanks!There
is a stark difference between being "Honest" and being
"Legal".John Swallow is playing lawyer on this one.As for Religion -- What part of "Are you HONEST with your dealings
with your fellow men" does he not get?