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I am a Republican state delegate. I was appalled to read Paul Rolly's column, "Getting ugly in the GOP" (Tribune, Jan. 23):
"Here's how low the Utah Republican Party has become: Drew Chamberlain, the duly elected secretary of the state party, wrote about President Barack Obama on the Utah's Clean Politics Facebook page: 'Are you still mad because I called Husein (sic) a liar in chief?' Then he wrote, 'The only redeeming value in the liar is that he stays with his wuff ugly wife, congratulations. Better than MLK [Martin Luther King Jr.].'"
This incredibly rude and insensitive remark from a representative of our party about the president and his wife deserves immediate and public condemnation from the state GOP. We don't have to like the president to respect the office and the duly elected man who occupies it.
This is the lowest form of bullying: If you doesn't like a person, smear his wife.
I am a Republican and believe in our party, but for goodness sake, let's clean up our act in the Grand Old Party. If Chamberlain has no more sense of decency than this, replace him!
L. Cameron Mosher
Salt Lake City