The Utah Senate Democrats seemed to have blown off course on dealing directly
with Utah Attorney General's growing problems. By not following the Utah
Constitution and allowing for legally binding sworn testimony from witnesses and
just allowing the Utah House of Representatives to follow through on their
legislative and Constitutional duties, it seems that Utah Senators are just
making a nuisance of themselves, confusing the process, and almost trying to
upstage the their House Democratic counterparts. Utah Democratic Senators are
embarrassing to the Democratic Party. These Senators should just be patient as
the more deliberative body has been traditionally known for and support their
House colleagues instead of going on some sort of their own tangent.
The Democrats are the ones that really pushed Nixon to the limit and it got
results with more than just the President. The unbiased "press" at the
time went right after all of the legs attached to President Nixon and a lot of
them except the President spent time in the golf club type prisons on military
bases. It was not good for our country but it helped clean the office but gave
us President Carter who lacked all kinds of leadership, sort of like the
non-elected President Ford with Henry Kissinger running lot of the show. President Clinton got the Senate to give him $200.00 and go past go but
Monica is still out there in President Clinton's legacy.An
elected Attorney General needs to be clean from the beginning. Throwing out get
out of jail cards to his friends is not what the State of Utah needs, now and
for 3 1/2 years more. We need leadership and not one that is hiding from the
next revelation. We have lost trust, if there ever was any with what we have
allegedly known from the shadows of the ever lasting hills to the Nevada sunset.
tabuno,The House and or the Senate has every right to give John Swallow a
chance to explain himself prior to the House voting to start impeachment
proceedings. If Swallow keeps avoiding this, what choice does the House have
other than to vote to start impeachment proceedings. They are constitutionally
bound to act. " The Governor and other State and Judicial
officers shall be liable to impeachment for high crimes, misdemeanors, or
malfeasance in office; but judgment in such cases shall extend only to removal
from office and disqualification to hold any office of honor, trust, or profit
in the State. The party, whether convicted or acquitted, shall, nevertheless, be
liable to prosecution, trial, and punishment according to law."The committee could easily focus on 76-8-109. Failure to disclose conflict of
interest. (4). Clearly this law didn't work for Swallow. He either
didn't understand it or he purposely lied, or his attorney gave him bad
advice. The legislature needs to know which so it can adjust the law. This is
the section the Lt. Gov. is investigating. The form Swallow filled out on Mar.
9, 2012, Mar. 15, 2012 and Jan. 10, 2013 didn't have P Solutions. Why?
The Lieutenant Governor is sort of in a similar pickle jar, sort of like a fish
bowl, with his similar type problems with the DCFS. Politicians need to realize
there is a process and not to subvert it. When they get into a pickle, they
want to make it look benign as they have lost public trust. It is a pride issue
that turns into a lack of ethics and integrity.
Any bets Swallow survives this and even gets reelected?
What are your odds? Not touching that bet unless it's at least 10-1.