Quotes from today's Tribune. All of these are from a story on lobbyist gifts. "I'm just a poor coal miner who gets tired of eating at McDonald's." Senate Minority Leader Mike Dmitrich, D-Price "I see nothing wrong with [accepting lobbyist gifts] and would encourage others to participate." Rep. Brent Goodfellow, D-West Valley City "We are guided by our conscience and no amount of money is going to buy anyone's vote." Senate Majority Leader Peter Knudson, R-Brigham City Aside from being horrified by these comments, I see the Republicans might not be Rep. Beckers scapegoate this time. He's the House Minority leader, it's his job to keep the House Democrats in line. A couple of years ago, the Democrats were dissatisfied with Rep. Beckers leadership and replaced him. Now he's back, but if he doesn't step up, he won't be for long.