John Swallow and “probable cause”

probable cause

Today, the special counsel to the Lt. Governor presented their findings regarding potential election law violations to the House investigative committee.  From the opening statements, the testimony from Mr. Lalli, lead investigator, was disturbing but no longer surprising. Mr. Lalli outlined 5 areas of probable cause and then took the next couple of hours to…

Hubris, thy name is John Swallow

After John Swallow announced his resignation on Thursday and the report the Lt. Governor’s office released on Friday detailed campaign finance “irregularities,” today we find out that Mr. Swallow likely DOES have financial reasons for resigning on Dec 3 and not, say, on November 30 – but they’re not the ones he claimed in his…

Peter Corroon's style of ethics

Peter Corroon's style of ethics

What is with these candidates who trumpet their support of ethics and then show their lack of? Last week, Salt Lake County mayor, Peter Corroon said he was going to run a positive campaign for governor. That lasted two days when he then released a 54-page document attacking Gary Herbert. Today, he allowed his press…

Maxine Waters and holes

Maxine Waters and holes

Remember the #1 rule of holes?  When you’re in one, STOP DIGGING.  Well, apparently Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) never learned that rule.  Or can’t recognize a hole when she’s in one. Already up on ethics charges for funky financial dealings, she is now exploiting FEC rules to raise big bucks from California politicians.   She charges…