Thursday, March 20, 2014

Standard-Examiner Editorial: Our View: Swallow Must Be Prosecuted

It's time to stop dithering. Let's get this show on the road!
It will be a Byzantine effort to prosecute Swallow and some of his minions. But it must be done. A prosecution would also serve to move Utah toward greater campaign finance reform. Our  legislators' failure to set simple campaign limits is an embarrassment. The Swallow saga shows what can happen -- what can be enabled -- in a state that has little respect for campaign finance reform or lobbying reform.
Standard-Examiner editorial
Our View: Swallow must be prosecuted
March 19, 2014
Justice delayed is justice denied.
William Ewart Gladstone
29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898

Top-notch editorial in this morning's Standard-Examiner, expressing what all conscientious Utah political wonks are nervously thinking:
Memo to Davis and Salt Lake County prosecutors Troy Rawlings and Sim Gill:

It's time to stop dithering.  Let's get this show on the road!


blackrulon said...

If legislators had botten away with gutting the GRAMA rules this investigation would have been incredibaly more difficult if not impossible. It should also be noted that Utah State Senator Stuart Reid (R-Ogden) wrote an op-ed in favor of gutting the GRAMA rules

Charon said...

Yes it is!!!

Aaron J. said...

Swallow won't swallow all the dirt on his party is the fear of prosecution.

Aaron J. said...

A disappointing District of Utah DA as DOJ appointment in David Barlow meant Barlow as Mike Lee's former campaign manager and chief of Lee's senatorial legal staff in DC wouldn't bring a rightful federal prosecution against their tea party chum Swallow no matter how much swallow swallowed in public!

James Humphreys said...

You are right! Swallow must be prosecuted. It is telling that the State House found far more information than the Federal investigators did. Time for them to act. Clearly there is much more to this than they admitted the first go around.

helen salzbury said...

The whole Utah republican legislature is CORRUPT not just mr swallows.

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