Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and the Week in Review | Sept 1-7

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from the #UTPOL and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious.

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Stop and smell the freeway


And Furthermore

“My leather-soled shoes might be the most uncomfortable shoes on the planet, which I didn’t know until I walked two miles round-trip to run to the dentist and back,” Hughes said. “Comfortable shoes is something I didn’t appreciate before I started this, which I do now. So that’s a lesson learned.”– Rep. Greg Hughes

What about waste facility buildings?

Well, that’s one way to lose an election

Surprising No One

(I’ve) already spoken out why I think it’s the right thing to do to recognize same-sex marriage. But these things don’t happen overnight. It’s step-by-step and it’s an evolution that, in this case, is taking us somewhere. — Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr

Open Mouth

“Sometimes access actually can mean harm,” said Kennedy, a family physician, according to a Fox 13 report. “Sometimes access to health care can be damaging and dangerous,” he continued to a room of stunned observers. “And it’s a perspective for the [legislative body] to consider is that, I’ve heard from National Institutes of Health and otherwise that we’re killing up to a million, a million and a half people every year in our hospitals. And it’s access to hospitals that’s killing those people.”–Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine.

The Pet That Grows

This week’s favorite meme:




This week’s top posts:Ghostbusters_logo.svg

Why the Ghostbusters Must Be Stopped by Cameron Robinson

A Legislator Turned Superintendent; Been There by Karen Peterson

The Utah Education Landscape is a War Zone by Daniel Burton

One more ICYMI:

A Progressive Reflects on Mero’s Career with Praise by Jason Williams

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