“On Point,” March 3, 2014

On this episode, I am joined by state Senator Deidre Henderson (Senate District 7) to discuss “ghost students,” the Attorney General investigation and increased government transparency. )

The ongoing Swallow saga

Last week, at one minute after midnight, John Swallow resigned as Utah’s Attorney General, leaving chaos and relief in his wake. Defiant to the end of his tenure, he left the office angry and accusatory, loudly proclaiming his innocence. The state can now move forward with the clean-up and stabilization of the AG’s office, but…

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…

John Swallow and his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.

John Swallow did not have a great week last week. Instead of just a bad day, like little Alexander, in the book by Judith Viorst, he had a “terribly, horrible, no good, very bad” week. (Let’s be honest – the entire year hasn’t been a great one.) The week before last, we learned that massive…

John Swallow’s wife knows it’s over; he fights on for the “good of the state”

Getting back to the interview John Swallow did on the Doug Wright show yesterday. After previously asserting that “of course” he deletes his emails, Mr Swallow then said that he had emails dating back to 2010, but they were lost when changing email systems.   Doug pointed out that the head IT guy in the state…

John Swallow and a timeline

If you have had trouble keeping everything straight in the unfolding saga of embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow, you are not alone. This is the longest blog post I have ever published at over 3200 words – and even then, it’s still just a summary. Many of the allegations leveled at John Swallow are…