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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Re "Chaffetz in the 3rd: High profile works for Utah" (Our View, Sept. 22):

I file The Tribune's endorsement of Rep. Jason Chaffetz to represent Utah's 3rd Congressional District in the same category as its endorsement of President George W. Bush for a second term: under A for absurd.

All you have to do is look out the window to see wildfire smoke choking the West from Montana to Washington and the half-empty Lake Powell drying up by the day to know that we need Soren Simonsen to try to bring sanity back to a "drill, baby, drill" Congress.

The Tribune has made its bed with Chaffetz's ridiculous $45 cot. Now go lie in it.

Gerald Elias

Salt Lake City

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