“Akish Was Desirous for Power Wherefore the Sons of Akish Did Offer Them Money”

Bryan Richards

Hugh Nibley

"Akish got elected because he offered the people money. He wanted power and they wanted gain, and they made a bargain. The reference I have here is this: A poll shows that 85 percent of this year's contested Senate races went to the candidate who spent the most. You can indeed buy that sort of thing, as Akish did. People got their money and Akish got his power." (Approaching Zion, p. 94)