The Utah Senate race seems to be heating up.
Late last week, in an early morning raid, a small army of well-organized protectors of the political status quo took down all the Pete Ashdown signs in the Foothill area of Salt Lake City replacing many of them with “republican” signs.
Interestingly, Republican Party County Chairman James Evans who had presided over a voter registration-dessert party at St. Joseph’s Villa Thursday evening, was seen lurking in the shadows of the shrubs south of the wheelchair shop on the premises just after dark.
Hours later, coincidentally, at about 2 a.m. Friday morning, Mr. Evans was spotted leading a group of ambulatory residents out the back door of the nursing home. According to a witness, the residents, still dressed in pajamas, were led through a backyard and piled into a van, loaded with republican campaign signs, parked a block away, and drove east with Chairman Evans at the wheel.
It was further reported by long-time St. Joseph’s Villa resident Bee Bee (Bessie Bensen), that an unusually high number of residents were late for breakfast Friday morning, prompting kitchen staff to hold breakfast open till 10:30 a.m.
St. Joseph staff refused to confirm or deny the unusual meal hours.