The Tribune editorial board chose not to endorse 1st Congressional District candidate Donna McAleer, while calling her "the best qualified candidate the Democrats have fielded against [Rep. Rob Bishop] in years" ("Rob Bishop: Insider can have clout in capital," Our View, Sept. 2).
After noting Bishop's "cavalier" attitude toward "protecting the environment from the impact of oil and gas drilling," and "interference in development of the Wasatch canyons," etc., only his congressional seniority was cited to justify endorsing him.
With years of polls giving Congress an abysmal approval rating (now at 10 percent), ironically, Bishop's seniority makes him a senior partner in the problem. That problem starts with 54 percent of his campaign contributions coming from oil, gas, finance and real estate interests. He must serve them, not Utah, first.