Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — Nov. 30, 2015

First things first: to the dude driving the black Accord onto the 6th South offramp, huge kudos to you for your cat-like reflexes when that Subaru pulled into the lane without so much as a second glance. You saved us all. Now for some news: • Former Gov. Olene Walker passed away over the weekend. (KUER) She’ll have a lasting impact on the state, whether it was her groundbreaking roles in politics, her Weber State political institution, or the fact that her name is in what seems like half the…

BUZZ: Kirk Jowers leaving Hinckley Institute for doTERRA

In a email this morning, Kirk Jowers announced his departure from the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He will be joining doTERRA as the VP of Corporate Relations, effective June 30. Jason Perry will step in at the Hinckley Institute as interim director. Here is Jower’s email: Dear Friends, It has been an absolute joy to serve as the Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics for the past 10 years. My most enduring memories will be of the incredible people involved with this great institute: first and foremost, the…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 10 – Nov 16

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. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Mia Love Goes to Washington Rep.-elect Brad Ashford, D-Neb., said he met Love briefly the night before and was impressed. “She started, ‘How are you, and here are all my ideas,’” Ashford said of Love. “I was like, ‘Wow, you have more…