Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Morning 2012 Utah General Election Roundup

A coupla discussion-worthy election-related news items stumbled upon this morning whilst Googling

To promote a little Sunday morning reader conversation, here are a couple of discussion-worthy Standard-Examiner news items we stumbled upon this morning whilst Googling:

1) Weber County Democrats held their 2012 Nominating Convention yesterday, where among other things, they chose candidates for (House) Districts 9 and 10:
Especially tantalizing news in the House 9 race, where convention delegates chose Former Rep. Neil Hansen, D-Ogden, to run against Rep. Jeremy Peterson, R-Ogden. Expect a no-holds-barred, bare-knuckled campaign brawl in this race folks, as Demo warhorse Hansen vows to settle a few 2010 election scores with the usurper Peterson.

2) Oddball election-related story this morning, reporting that at some vague time in the future, the U.S. Congress might possibly amend the federal Hatch Act, to "end federal prohibitions on state and local government employees seeking elected office":
So what about it gentle readers? Seems to us that the timing of this "no-real-news" story is suspicious. Does it appear that somebody at the Standard is complicit in Jon Greiner's 2012 Weber County Commission campaign strategy, which appears to be to portray Greiner as a local hero, rather than a willful Hatch Act scofflaw? This morning's Associated Press story is replete with excuses from Greiner that he was somehow "blindsided" by the Hatch Act's prohibitory provisions. What happened to the old axiom, "Ignorance of the law is no defense", we ask? Does it merely apply to the average joe Schmuck... or is it applicable to fancy-pants career law enforcement top executives, former State Senators and would-be County Commissioners too?

Don't let the cat get your tongues...

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