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Huntsman Refuses To Sign Pledges…Except When He Signs Pledges

Jun 12, 2011

Huntsman Refuses To Sign Pledges Like The Taxpayer Protection Pledge  – Says He Doesn’t Sign Pledges

Huntsman: “I Don’t Sign Pledges — Other Than The Pledge Of Allegiance And A Pledge To My Wife.” According to The Hill, “Jon Huntsman explain[ed] why he won’t sign any of the growing number of pledges; ‘I don’t sign pledges — other than the Pledge of Allegiance and a pledge to my wife.’ Huntsman said. He says he told [South Carolina Senator Jim] DeMint ‘You just have to understand that’s where I come down.'” [The Hill, 7/12/11]

But Huntsman Signed T. Boone Pickens Energy Independence Pledge

Huntsman Signed The T. Boone Pickens “Energy Independence Pledge” In September, 2008 – In October, 2008 He Sent Letter Asking Other Governors To Sign.According to the Pickens Plan, “Utah Governor Jon Huntsman joined T. Boone Pickens and many others in signing the Energy Independence Pledge in September, requesting the new Administration and the 111th Congress devote as much time as necessary during their first 100 days in office to develop a serious, workable Energy Policy. In a letter sent out this week, he encouraged other governors across the country to sign the pledge and take this opportunity to put party and partisanship aside and support this effort.” [Pickens Plan, 10/2/08Pickens Pledge Text, Viewed 7/12/11]

Published: Jun 12, 2011

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