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Guess Post from the Oligarch Kings……Bob Bennet……

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The latest shock story regarding the up coming mid-term elections is that three term veteran Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah) has been bounced off the listing at the primaries stage.  It was known that the Senator had been fingered as the target of Tea Party activists intent of stripping out the more liberal Republicans from the elections.

At 76 Bob wasn’t exactly in the first flush of youth, so you had to wonder how long the old chap intended to remain as Senator. Also, his giving Wall Street a bail out and his cross-party support of health care did rather make him a marked man.

So why am I, and why is this blog, interested in the tribulations of old Bobby Bennett?  Well, Bennett is an oligarch, a member of old established elite families in his area of the Mid West.  Most people might remember his father, Senator Wallace Foster Bennett, also Senator for Utah.

Some might even have heard that grandpappy was Heber J Grant, one time member of the Legislature and long-time (1918-1945) President of the Mormon church.

But it’s through his great- grandfather that we find the real interest.  David Hanmer Wells was the Mayor of Salt Lake City and in good Mormon fashion married six wives.  One, Louisa Ira, had also married John D Lee and we met Mr Lee before in my posting “Oodles of Udalls” on 24th May.

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May 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Family, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , | Leave a comment

Daniel…. Utah Senate: GOP State Convention this Saturday; Will Senator Robert “Bob” Bennett (R-UT) SURVIVE and get into a Primary?…..

Hello Folks!

The May 4 Primaries have barely passed us and the next BIG Event is looming for us this Saturday:


The Utah Republican State Convention.

The BIG 100,000 $ Question: Will Incumbent Senator Robert “Bob” Bennett (R-UT) survive this or not?

Because it’s a Saturday AND I have lots of Spare Time this Weekend I’ll be covering it from the First Ballot to the Last Ballot.

It’ll be exciting and interesting I’ll promise you.

At this Point BASICALLY EVERYONE knows Bennett will not win.
The Question is: Will he get even get 40 % of the Delegates to have a Place on the Primary Ballot which is June 22nd?
That’s really in LIMBO. A Salt Lake Tribune / Mason-Dixon Survey from last week showed Bennett only running third behind Attorney Mike Lee (R-UT) and Business Consultant Tim Bridgewater (R-UT).

So tune into “The Dog” on Saturday!

Daniel G.

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

Daniel…. Utah Senate: GOP State Convention this Saturday; Will Senator Robert "Bob" Bennett (R-UT) SURVIVE and get into a Primary?…..

Hello Folks!

The May 4 Primaries have barely passed us and the next BIG Event is looming for us this Saturday:


The Utah Republican State Convention.

The BIG 100,000 $ Question: Will Incumbent Senator Robert “Bob” Bennett (R-UT) survive this or not?

Because it’s a Saturday AND I have lots of Spare Time this Weekend I’ll be covering it from the First Ballot to the Last Ballot.

It’ll be exciting and interesting I’ll promise you.

At this Point BASICALLY EVERYONE knows Bennett will not win.
The Question is: Will he get even get 40 % of the Delegates to have a Place on the Primary Ballot which is June 22nd?
That’s really in LIMBO. A Salt Lake Tribune / Mason-Dixon Survey from last week showed Bennett only running third behind Attorney Mike Lee (R-UT) and Business Consultant Tim Bridgewater (R-UT).

So tune into “The Dog” on Saturday!

Daniel G.

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , | 1 Comment