Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Oct 20 – Oct 26

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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Big Whoops!

  And After Realizing that Last Tweet Helped Republican Challenger…….

Always Positive

 “I look at it more as a positive reinforcement of religious freedom as opposed to undermining the rights of same-sex couples.” Governor Herbert said Thursday to the  Salt Lake Tribune, in respect to ensuring churches and clergy won’t be forced to perform marriages.

Legislators Inspiring Confidence

Utah’s Women Problems

“We need to figure out why this is happening. Is it cultural? Is it outright discrimination? Is it choices that women are making? I’m going to take a risk here and say is it our own fault? Maybe, in some ways. Can we address that, as women? These are the kinds of questions that we need to have answered that we need to be unafraid of the answers. When we have the same job, we should be paid the same. That’s just fairness. That just makes sense.” Speaker Becky Lockhart regarding a report that found Utah the worst state for women.

Too Soon?

Go Vote Already

“Some experts say low turnout is the result of the dominance of the Republican Party in Utah, leaving the results of many races a foregone conclusion. What’s lost in that reasoning is the fact that a large number of important races, including those for local school boards, the retention of state court judges, various county propositions and proposed constitutional amendments, are all nonpartisan ballot choices that are made outside the parameters of party allegiance.” Deseret News editorial on overcoming ‘election disconnect’.

This week’s favorite meme:

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Oct 20 - Oct 26

This week’s top posts:

Cleaning Up Utah’s Air by Rep. Robert SpendloveSay What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Oct 20 - Oct 26

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich by Gordon Jones

A Guide to Voting: Resources and Rants by Karen Peterson

Is doing click-bait polling on same-sex marriage? by Jesse Harris

ICYMI – This week’s Hub Debate Posts

Same-Sex Marriage and the Attack on Religious Freedom by Eric Ethington

The Attack on Religious Expression by Cameron Robinson

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