This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious.
Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition.
— Sue Carey (@swcarey) December 11, 2014
Gov said a legitimate argument gas tax needs to raise to account for inflation. Something will need to be done to meet road needs. #utpol
— RobertGehrke (@RobertGehrke) December 11, 2014
— Benjamin Wood (@BjaminWood) December 11, 2014
To show the utility of his budget proposal, the Guv should've quietly included a line item to fund a unicorn hunting expedition. #utpol
— Connor Boyack (@cboyack) December 12, 2014
The After Party
— Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) December 11, 2014
Prison Relocation Angst
How about a prison on the Great Salt Lake? Utah Alcatraz. #utpol
— Brian Plummer (@bmpworldwide) December 12, 2014
— Joe Pyrah (@sausagegrinder) December 12, 2014
The prison cmte has it all wrong. Partner with Omaha Steaks and Google – first city to agree, free steaks and Google Fiber for all #utpol
— Craig Johnson (@craigajohnson) December 10, 2014
Sometimes it’s better to remain silent and thought the fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt:
“Your honor that’s totally unconstitutional. How can you force his father to take his weapons from his house?” – Dell “Super Dell” Schanze moments before being placed in handcuffs by a judge. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, “Schanze was sitting in the front row of the courtroom waiting for his own appearance on two charges of harassing wildlife while a court appearance was proceeding with a man who had a lengthy arrest record on drug charges and was currently in court for alleged possession of stolen ammunition.
“Wells told the man she would release him from custody pending his trial but he had to agree to not possess guns, ammunition or other dangerous weapons, and his father had to remove all those items from his home if the accused man lived there as planned.
“That prompted Schanze to stand up and address Wells.”
— Todd Weiler (@gopTODD) December 12, 2014
When you know you’ve made it
— Tami Pyfer (@tpyfer) December 12, 2014
In a suit no less…..
Moving offices and the cot is coming with me. New digs will be Rayburn 2236 starting tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/0ClW24FUTQ
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) December 10, 2014
- Women in Utah Politics, by Holly Richardson
- The Herbert Budget Anticipates a Tax Hike, by Daniel Burton
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The EPA Rule on Ozone Levels and the Intermountain West, by Daniel Burton
- First, Do No Harm Series, by Rep. Jim Nielson