Monday, November 18, 2013

Bob Bernick: Reid to Retire from Legislature in 2014

"I'm outta here for good, just as promised" says the "much beloved" outgoing Utah State Senator

Breaking news from Utah Policy.Com's Bob Bernick.  Looks like State Senator Stewart Reid (R) - District 18, Godfrey Mayoral Administration re-tread, and a much-beloved long-time fixture in Ogden/Weber politics, is "bagging" his Utah Senate seat, and throwin' in the political towel for good, bringing a 20-year political career abruptly to its final end:
“This will be the end of my public service,” said Reid, 67, meaning he has no plans to ever run for office again.

"There is good public policy in having short-termers, who come in and then leave quickly," Reid adds, in an uncharacteristic display of political wisdom.

A Weber County Forum Tip O' The Hat to Reid, who pledged to limit his senate tenure to one single term, and is apparently makin' good on his word.

Can we see by a show of hands how many folks believe that Senator Reid will be "sorely missed?"


John M. said...

Brother Reid is long past his expiration date...

Obama Fan said...

"outta here for good"
Thank goodness!~

BlueSky said...

This lifelong ultra-liberal Democrat registered as a Republican just so I could vote against Reid in the primary. The alternative (can't remember who) was no prince charming either, btw.

Unless he's completely alienated everyone at City Hall, I'll believe he's gone for good only when he's gone from this earth.

OneWhoKnows2 said...

They never really do go away. I see a future mayoral race between Reid and Patterson in a couple of years. I hope I'm wrong!

AWM said...

I could never warm up to Reid. Maybe it was the way he snuck through the back door into elected office by waiting outside in the hallway up to the last minute until he knew he would run unopposed, switching political sides, and then dropping his paperwork to file. Or it could be that in every picture ever taken of him there always seemed to be something lurking under that cold, emotionless expression that let just a hint of smugness escape. Or maybe it was the combination of both.

"I'm probably the only politician in the state that has been accused of being a RINO (Republican in name only) and a DINO (Democrat in name only)," Reid said.
Where I come from that's nothing to be proud of. Stu broke the fundamental code of the West...."You ride for the brand". If he ever attempts to run for office hopefully people will remember that!

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