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Letter: Sen. Lee’s shutdown tune
First Published Apr 23 2014 04:23 pm • Last Updated Apr 23 2014 04:35 pm

I wanted to thank Sen. Mike Lee for hosting a "town hall" at Copper Hills High School last week. He’s been trying to change his tune since his home state approval ratings nose-dived following the federal government shutdown last October. "Perhaps he really has changed," I thought. Not a chance! The "Stop Agenda 21!!!" bumper stickers in the parking lot, I now see, were a sign.

You see, "If you follow the logic of the shutdown, you come to only one conclusion: President Obama chose to shut down the government in a fit over his little pet project." The shutdown was "awful," brought me "great sadness," and "the President will do it again if we continue to reward his bad behavior." That is hard for the public to understand, of course, because "some members of my own party believed [Ted Cruz and I] shut down the government. To be betrayed by my own party was tragic, unethical, and wrong!!!"

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But, don’t forget, you of simple minds, "Shutting down the federal government was not a fool’s errand."

Drew Stelter

West Jordan




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