I wonder how many thousands of dollars this will cost Utah taxpayers....
Who wouldn't want this contract? Especially when the state legislature
rejected an amendment to require a periodic billable hours report. Whoever gets this contract will get $3 million of our taxes and won't
need to be accountable to how that money is spent. So typical of
government contracts across the board. But, the taxpayers that were polled
wanted it. They'll now "get it." On their next tax bill.
Hey Swallow.....You're guilty and we the people of Utah know it! Do us all
a favor and retire to your ill gotten free Condo down south so we don't
have to see your face plastered all over the newspaper everyday reminding us of
Utah equivalent of Anthony Weiner!
Truth, really? Your moniker is full of irony and betrays you. I have no clue if Mr Swallow is guilty and I will guess that most people
in the state of Utah don't know either. If you want to say he's
guilty, fine but leave me and many more like me out of your conclusion.To suggest that Mr Swallow is equal to Mr. Weiner is ridiculous.
The scope to his time as chief deputy attorney general, a candidate for attorney
general and as attorney general is the minimum scope related to his position.
He acted for the Attorney General as the Chief Deputy at times. If
the attorney firms from Chicago and Washington, D.C. get involved the Utah
political schemes will become the red herring for those firms to pry open a
further blot on Utah. Contracts are papers prepared by Attorneys
for Attorneys and there are specific legal requirements in contracting that can
be arbitrated. That opens up a lot of leeway for those firms to make a heyday
on the public's bill.Legislators are good people but are not
experts on everything as the high number of attorneys elected to national office
as Representatives and Senators. Mr. Snow is high caliber but he
should have come forward with his background in the various cases before being
appointed. This process is not necessarily making us any less
blighted due to Mr. Swallow. It keeps on going and going. The muckrakers of
the 1840 time-frame are still alive and doing well in the press.
Just step down already!
I trust Rep. Lowry Snow. I also have faith in the new member of the committee
and the new chair. Good committee.
The replacement of Rep.Snow was an easy call that shouldn't have happened
in the first place. He should have come forward earlier with his obvious
conflicts and declined the appointment. This may not sound fair but Mr. Swallow,
legally guilty or not, is so forever tainted by all his problems that he should
resign now. His resignation would save the save the taxpayers a ton of money and
save our state from any more embarrassment.
By replacing him, Becky has already shown an ability, that Swallow lacks...discerning the difference between what is technically legal, and what is
ethically and morally abhorrent behavior.
The citizens and taxpayers of Utah may get to enjoy the circus twice. Any
impeachment procedure by the House will be an investigation as to whether
Swallow should be tried by the Senate. So this special committee will be
conducting an investigation into whether there should be an investigation
The citizens of Utah voted for this man when many on the AG staff were not in
support of John Swallows procedures and techniques as the Chief Deputy. Sean
Reyes was not a known entity but had a solid background and ability. Citizens
voted for a man whose main campaign phrase was that he knew people and the
system as a politician and an attorney as the Chief appointed Deputy Attorney
General of the State of Utah.The citizens bought into this
man's political guise from his experiences earlier in his career. The
citizens deserve a person they can trust.
Swallow should resign to protect the integrity of the AGs office. How can you
prosecute criminals when you are the focus of a criminal investigation.