Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have no constitutional say in the membership of the president's Cabinet. So when Utah Rep. Rob Bishop goes off on President Obama's choice to be the new head of the Interior Department, oddly labeling a successful businesswoman and former oil company engineer as a supporter of some "radical political agendas," it carries little meaning.
Much more reasonable were the reactions from Utah's Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch who will be asked to vote for the confirmation of Sally Jewell as secretary of the Interior who said they would await more information before passing judgment on the nomination.
Usually, Republicans would be expected to favor the appointment of someone whose entire background is not as a politician, but as a business person. Someone who has "met a payroll" and otherwise succeeded on something other than the public dime. But Bishop and Rep. Chris Stewart were, sadly, heard to worry that Jewell's particular business experience is not something they find reassuring.