But surprise appearance appeared to have little impact on committee members
Murphy and Swallow say consider the source, I say consider the tapes! I say look
at the hotel/golf bills. I sat Mr. Swallow resign now!
Can we trust the Super-majority Utah House and the Supet-majority Utah Senate
to be honest? To do the right thing regardless of political,affiliations?I just doubt it. If Mark Hofmann were somehow important to
the Utah Republican Party, he would no longer be at the Point of the Mountain
‘A.G. Swallow asks GOP leaders for patience as he's
investigated’======= In other words -- STONEWALL.
When people realize this "Count My Vote initiative will give them less of a
chance to participate but give media and power brokers more power, they will not
sign any initiative.If you are going to run as a Democratic
candidate, you have to comply with their rules. If you are going to run as a
Republican, you have to comply with their rules. If you want to run and not have
those rules, you can run as an unaffiliated or independent, or run as a 3rd
party candidate. “Count My Vote” is attempting to change all party
rules by changing state laws by initiative, thus bypassing the political parties
and the Legislature.We already have a "bypass" system. It is
called filing as an unaffiliated candidate. You go straight to the general
election. So if Mr. Jowers, or Mr. Leavitt don't think they can win if
vetted by average citizens asking one on one questions, they can run that way
and spend the money. Why should they be a party nominee if they are going to
bypass the party?
Perhaps Utah Government could take a lesson from the Food Network.They
seem to have a quick and clean way to show someone the door.
This should be out of the realm of the political guys. Now we are dealing with
an elected public official, and a legal officer at that. Throwing yourself at
the feet of the party's central committee is not only unseemly, but
inappropriate. Is it a star chamber, or do we live in Communist China? Maybe
there are similarities with our one party system. The power rely lies with the
Looks like he's hoping to stall it off for four years. If he can do that,
he'll certainly be re-elected.After all, he has the magic
letter R beside his name on the ballot.
Back slapping and winking with people in power is the key to our justice system?
Yes, one vote, too often that is exactly the case. Look no further than Wall
Street, Big Banks, giant corporations, and Utah.He who controls the
money -- or has enough influence upon those who have the money -- can purchase
all the "justice" they want.
Oh goooood!So swallow will rally his powerful friends in our Utah
legislature! I'm sure we can trust them to investigate him! Trust swallow guys, after all, he says that he's innocent!
There are many who post who are complete ignorant of impeachment. They either
don't know or don't care that impeachment is for crimes committed
after a person has taken office. It has nothing to do with "crimes"
committed before that person took office.What crime is John Swallow
guilty of after taking office? By all means, investigate him, but
investigate every other elected official for crimes committed while running for
office. Look at every single elected official. Trace every dollar. Talk to
every contributor. Find out what promises were made. Find out who made those
promises. Find out whether any act by any elected official was made to fill a
promise to a contributor.Don't limit the focus just to John
Swallow. Extend it to every elected official. What's good for the goose
is good for the gander. Let the public see the total record. Let them see who
promoted which candidate and what favors were extended by that candidate to
So, if John Swallow obfuscated information about unethical (and possibly
illegal) activities he engaged in while serving as Chief Deputy Attorney General
that would have materially affected his electability, you're okay with
that?I'm not, and a large and growing number of people on both
sides of the aisle apparently are not, either. Given this, what recourse do we
have, if not impeachment?Are we left to say, "Oops! I guess we
made a mistake! We thought he was vetted, but apparently we didn't turn
over ABSOLUTELY EVERY rock (and after all, doesn't the "R" after
his name guarantee that he is the morally superior candidate?). Looks like
we'll just have to live with this for the next four years."I'm not a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure this isn't how it is
supposed to work, particularly given the increasing calls for impeachment
proceedings; again, from both sides of the aisle. Certainly some of these folks
are familiar with the legal nuances of the impeachment process.
To Mike Richards:You ask what crime Swallow is guilty of since
taking office? How about lying about what he did before taking office? Recorded
tapes and sworn testimony are now looking like that is a very distinct