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Way To Go, Utah!

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So the (Republican) state House majority leader resigned this week amidst a sex scandal — at age 25, he had somehow gotten a 15 year old girl naked in a hot tub, then later paid her $150,000 in hush money. When he gave his confession to the House, this happened:

As Garn stood slightly hunched reading his confession, the House was silent and shocked representatives exchanged stunned looks. Some were in tears as he admitted his indiscretion and apologized to his family and the body.

Clark spoke from the dais, offering his support, saying “I know not of the man you speak, but I know the man I consider a friend, a leader and an asset to the State of Utah. … We hope you would remain with us.”

The speaker’s comments drew a loud ovation from representatives — a show of support that some observers thought was distasteful.

They gave him a standing ovation.

It’s been a bad year for Utah state GOP leaders. Earlier this year, the Senate majority leader was forced to resign after he was arrested for DUI.

Update: Turns out the (LDS-church-owned paper), Deseret News, knew about the story in 2002 and decided it wasn’t worth printing.


Written by srogers

March 13, 2010 at 7:25 pm

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  1. And Senator Hatch has decided that reconciliation will destroy the Republic, despite his voting at least half-a-dozen times on bills which used the same procedure.

    Hypocrisy has a home in Utah!


    March 15, 2010 at 12:12 am

  2. Just wow. Sometimes my own profession baffles me and makes me a bit ill. What newspaper editor in his/her right mind would not run with this story as soon as they caught wind of it? This is reminiscent of the whole Edwards’ debacle, except this man’s actions constituted an illegal act, whereas Edwards actions were simply immoral.

    Who am I kidding? I know what newspaper editor(s) would do that, one with his/her own agenda, or a boss who had one. Pragmatic, politically neutral news sources seem to be a dying art in print, online, or tv.

    As far as the legislature applauding the man in the story you cite, that’s just shows what a bunch of scum bucket/morally bankrupt people run your government. Lucky you.



    March 15, 2010 at 7:54 am

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