Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 17 – Nov 23

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.

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Reason #59 for Passing Legislation

It’s just really a fun project to partner with these kids to teach them about the legislative process. — Senator Aaron Osmond, on his proposal to declare the golden retriever dog breed as the official “state domestic animal. Osmond owns a Havanese poodle, and not a retriever.

Reason #1 for NOT Passing Legislation

“Cats rule and dogs drool,” said Erin Cutchen, president of Utah Cat Fanciers about Osmond’s proposed legislation. “But honestly, the Legislature probably has better things to do.”

Could be worse. Could be paint drying.

More than Infamous

Thomas Wright, FTW

If you can’t beat them…

If the people of Utah — outside of the Democratic enclaves of Salt Lake and Summit counties — want one-party rule, why not give it to them? A major electoral race without a choice could be a sobering experience for some voters. And if it is not enough to spur more balanced districting, then at least it would be a more efficient use of campaign resources. Meanwhile, Democrats could move their candidates from these races to more competitive local elected offices, where their talents and dedication could make strong contributions. — Ray Diehl, about why he thinks Democrat’s should stop putting up candidates in races they can’t win in Utah.

If you do beat them….. 

Wise words for all of us

Just remember, if you worry that a reporter may find out about something you’re doing, you may want to think twice about doing it.–Thomas Burr

Return of the Inversion

Honeymoon love

Heard it all before

Free Speech but Not Really

Batter Up!

Not Your Typical Campaign Drivel

Sim Gill   A Parable They are waiting. They are hopeful. They are...

Caucus is Open, But You Can’t Come

Bring Back the Tots!

Kill Bill

During Committee on Firing Squad Bill…..


Meme of the Week: Happy Thanksgiving!



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