Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Greg Curtis's $330,000

For anyone who has not yet formed the opinion that House Speaker Greg Curtis is corrupt, check out this D-News article. According to the News, Curtis has amassed $330,000 in his campaign fund. $330,000? For a part-time state House seat? In one laugh-out-loud line, the News says:
In addition, nearly all the incumbents raised most, if not all, of their money from special-interest groups who may well want something from the 2008 Legislature, which meets in its annual general session in just two weeks.

Shouldn't that read "who damn well want something"? Last year, Curtis did not raise a single dollar from his own constituents. But then, he barely raised votes from them either, so maybe that makes sense.
[A] review of the submitted reports by the Deseret Morning News late Monday showed that many legislators are carrying huge cash surpluses — money that can be used for anything, including legislators giving it to themselves.

So the special interests giving to Curtis (the ones we know about, anyway) know that Curtis can do whatever he wants with the money they give him. Two words I never want to hear from Greg Curtis: "Pay raise."
Even though Curtis only won re-election by 20 votes in 2006, in 2007 he was actively raising funds for his 2008 re-election — and maybe bigger races down the road.

What do you mean, "even though"? Curtis was humiliated in 2006 with a nail-biter against a complete unknown, and since then he has behaved even more badly. Of course he's going to do whatever he can to stomp his 2008 opponent. House Bill 001: Property tax increase for persons running against Speakers of the House. H.B. 002: Bill to make public names of Utahns who voted against vouchers (for purely educational purposes). H.B. 003: Mandatory taxpayer-funded trip to Paris for state legislators. H.B. 004: Tax incentive for attendance at professional sporting events in Sandy involving the kicking of round white balls. Yep, it'll be another busy session for Curtis.


Raymond Sebond said...

Good thing by virtue of his political party we can rest assure he most certainly represents the moral values of voters...

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy, but I swear I saw this fella at Jam in Salt Lake City back a few weeks ago.

It was actually October 8th - I remember because I just got paid and I was looking for a bear to spend it on - and he is just my type! I thought I was the luckiest guy in the world when I saw him.

But then my friend said "he looks like that that senator or whatever" and low-and-behold the queen next to me said it was Greg Curtis, Utah House Representative !

Well, I couldn't believe it! and I'm still not 100% positive that it was him - after all i didn't card him or anything! ANd it's not like he's the kind of guy you expect to see having a beer at Jam!

But it looked JUST like him, a dead ringer. I was all set to go buy him a drink and see if I could get myself some closeted republican asssss - but it looked like he was already talking to a guy.

Now I'm kicking myself for not trying ! Or for not taking a pic with my cellie!

Anybody else ever seen him in the Marmelade? I'd be interested to know if this was one of those Larry Craig kind of things! lol! I mean, wtf?!!!!! Seems like the ones that hate us most are trying to sleep with us when no one's looking! Am I right or what?!!!!!LMAO!

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