Friday, March 14, 2014

Fascinating corruption: the case of Swallow

A case of corruption has gotten a lot of play in the regional news, but with all the coverage it has received, the biggest story has yet to be written. That’s just my opinion, but hear me out.
We’ve read stories about how Utah’s former attorney general, John Swallow, allegedly traded favorable treatment from the AG’s office for money.
Recently, we have read reports that accuse him of tampering with evidence. Among the evidence recovered were 1300 “lost” emails. He is accused of hiding campaign contributions from industries he had promised to defend because if the public had known, it might have made him look bad.
One news report alleges he broke eight different laws.
A legislative probe into Swallow’s behavior in office began several months ago. In November he resigned from office. All of this is big news in our state, but here’s the larger story I am waiting to have explained: before the legislative probe began producing all this fallout, a Federal probe resulted in no charges.
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Emails from home

Most of our email is pretty mundane. Once in a while, though, the immediate flavor of country life sings amid the shopping lists and communications to the office. Here are some stored on our home computer, written by people in our house and edited for privacy.

Some of the terms are softened for a family audience, but not by much.

9/16/2003
Your evil kitty just woke up your son by urping up a mouse on his lion blankie.

10/13/2005
You know you live in a small town when…

...Fifty-year old people born and raised in town are ‘new comers’.

...You are more afraid of locking yourself out of your house than of being robbed.

...The library has a different schedule on every day of the week.

...You are darn proud that your town has a library. Incidentally, your library account is handled not by a card but by a number that the librarian types into her computer. You have trouble remembering it, but the librarian can always tell you what it is.

...You can honestly say, "The Mayor is in front of the house fixing his manure spreader."

4/26/2006
Good news: We caught another mouse.

Bad news: We have at least one more.

Good news: He must be hungry and he thinks of traps as a food source, since he robbed the bait of an un-sprung trap, finished the bait of the sprung one, and ate an eye from his dead brother.

Hope you're done with breakfast.