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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Good luck, but Not Really
At the end of the event we each wished each other luck in our respective campaigns…but not too much.–Rep. Jeremy Peterson after a debate with his opponent.
Curse You, Partisan Spell Checker
— Ben McAdams (@BenMcAdams) September 11, 2014
When Trust Is Low
.@TheTexasCapitol I thought you guys liked small government!
— Utah State Capitol (@UTStateCapitol) September 13, 2014
President’s Cabinet Expanded
Just found out that it was “pajama boy” who actually ordered the hit on Osama bin Laden. pic.twitter.com/hh1WHX2QFd
— Todd Weiler (@gopTODD) September 13, 2014
Give Iowa A Try
“I love Iowa!” — Hillary Clinton in Iowa to more than 50 reporters from national outlets who squeezed along a barricade to watch her and Bill Clinton flip steaks on a large grill with Harkin at a photo-op before the speaking program.
“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Nancy Pelosi told Bill Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”
Utahns Are Uniquely Frustrated with Congress
Utahns’ frustration with Congress exceeds that of their fellow Americans. But Utah’s congressional delegation is neither mean-spirited nor consistently foolish — conduct Utahns will not tolerate in their officials. Therefore, the incumbents are avoiding the blame many of their colleagues are now suffering. — Frank Pignanelli
Until the Fat Lady Sings
— Mark L. Shurtleff (@MarkShurtleff) September 15, 2014
We Are All Hypocrites
When a BYU fan ran out of the stands in LaVell Edwards Stadium years ago and tackled a U. cheerleader, prompting the cheerleader to pummel him, Cougar supporters wanted the cheerleader charged while U. backers cheered him on.
When I reacted angrily in my column about a pregnant woman who had been cold-cocked by a drunk U. fan because she was wearing a BYU sweatshirt, Cougar fans applauded me as a hero. When I criticized a BYU fan for getting in the face of Utah coach Kyle Whittingham’s wife, I was back to being a scumbag.
The sad conclusion: We’re all hypocrites when it comes to Utah vs. BYU. — Paul Rolly on Max Hall
Pointing Fingers (or Guns)
“She made a mistake, but the key thing is the individual made a mistake,” said Clark Aposhian, a concealed carry permit instructor, said. “This is not a fault in training. It is not a fault in the policy and procedures of Granite School District.”
Stop Using the BearCat Campaigning
“The people of Salt Lake County need to know if there was an infraction or not,” Salt Lake County Republican Party Chairman Dale Ash said regarding a Republican Hatch Act complaint against Salt Lake County Sherriff Jim Winder. “I don’t care what party you’re in, you shouldn’t be coercing employees to work on your campaign.”
Move Along, Move Along. There’s Nothing to See Here.
“The executive committee of the county Republican Party is just that — a political entity engaging in political activity. I think the public sees through this.” — Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder responding to the Salt Lake County GOP Hatch Act complaint.
One Kitchen, One Cook!
“I am the only one who speaks on behalf of this party.” — Casey Voeks, Chairman of the Utah County Republican Party, at the UCRP Central Committee meeting on September 13.
Cars Burn Gas, Bikes Burn Fat
There is certain to be a learning curve as new bicycle infrastructure is implemented. However, we live in a state where 57 percent of the population is overweight, we are chronically plagued with poor air quality and our population is expected to double in the coming decades. There is a need for substantial changes in how Utahns get around, for the health of individuals and our communities. —Phil Sarnoff, executive director of Bike Utah (bikeutah.org) on why Utah needs to expand bike lanes.
Trolling for Retweets
@JeremyBRoberts Someone described you as a "troll" in a conversation the other day. An accurate description if there ever was one.
— Utah Policy (@UtahPolicy) September 15, 2014
— Jeremy Peterson (@jpetersoninutah) September 15, 2014
A Swedish Moment on #UTPOL:
— JennySandsten (@jsandsten) September 10, 2014
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