Utah Politico Summer Reading: Auditor John Dougall

It’s not too late to start a new book, and if you’re Utah State Auditor John “Frugal” Dougall, you’ve started at least three in the time it takes to read this post. If you need a reading suggestion or two, here are a few that Utah’s politicos are reading. This is the twelfth in a series on what Utah’s politicians have on their summer reading lists. Utah State Auditor John Dougall lives in Highland, Utah and getting his summer reading list up was a constantly moving target. Where most politicians shared what they intend to…

Utah Politico Summer Reading: Lieutenant Governor Spencer J Cox

It’s not too late to start a new book. And if you need a good idea or two, here are a few that Utah’s politicos are reading. This is the eleventh in a series on what Utah’s politicians have on their summer reading lists. Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox hails from Fairview, Utah and was eager to share his summer book list selections, the reading of which he manages to squeeze in between BMX stunts and driving in the demolition derby. In addition to the weighty biographies and current events selections below, Cox also said he’ll also probably pick up…

Utah Politico Summer Reading: Rep. Robert Spendlove

It’s not too late to start a new book. And if you need a good idea or two, here are a few that Utah’s politicos are reading.  This is the eighth in a series on what Utah’s politicians have on their summer reading lists. Representative Robert Spendlove represents Utah’s 49th Legislative District, which covers much of south-east Salt Lake County. When I asked for his reading list, he tried to downplay it as “technical,” but despite his teaching a class in policy analysis this summer at University of Utah (he’s an economist), it’s an interesting–and…

Book Review: Double Down

In light of Jason Chaffetz saying on MSNBC that he believes that Mitt Romney will run again in 2016 and win, I thought now would be a good time to post my review of Double Down, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s sequel to Game Change. While Game Change had all the drama of Hillary v. Barack, the John Edwards sideshow, and Sarah Palin’s instant fame, the 2012 election wasn’t as dramatic. Incumbency elections are rarely as exciting as one where both parties are picking a new candidate. If you never…