(UNEDITED)Regarding Charles Trentelman's latest screed, "Here's a crib sheet for Rep. Rob Bishop's town hall meetings." The most egregiously bad paragraph in this piece dealt with Senator Bennett. For those unfamiliar with how elections work, which apparently includes Kris Thompson quoted by Trentelman, the Tea Party didn't oust Sen. Bennett. It was the voters of the State of Utah who informed Sen. Bennett his services were no longer required, and by a large margin. When you come in third place in your party's primary election, that's a strong
indicator your constituents are not happy with you, and that goes far beyond just those who are members of the Tea Party.
This isn't the first time I've had to rebuke Trentelman for his apparent contempt for the election process, and it's getting old. In closing, I'll address Thompson's further
question, "...how does he (Bishop) answer those who consider his shift toward the Tea Party nothing but cheap expedient political pandering?" When a Representative sees that a
majority of his constituents (as evidenced by the Bennett election, if nothing else), hold strong opinions, isn't it his duty to support his constituents before government, or do you not understand the job of a Congressional Representative?