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Silent Jim

Published June 13, 2008 12:00 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2008, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Other than Karl Rove's dream of a campaign run by Hillary Clinton, my biggest disappointment in this campaign cycle has been the silence of Jim Matheson. His silence is curious and maddening, especially given the bold results of how his district voted for Barack Obama in the primary. Even if he had supported Hillary, at least it's a stand.

How is Matheson going to have any respect in the Democratic caucus if he continues to act in this way? Oh, I know - maybe he should sponsor a frivolous and unconstitutional video game bill like H.R.5990. That should do it.

If Rocky Anderson doesn't get tapped for a Cabinet post, he should contest Jim's seat in 2010. It's time we had a representative who at least takes the time to explain his position, any position, even if it is disagreeable. It's time for this Bush Democrat to wake up and acknowledge the voters.

Turk Robinson

Salt Lake City