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Wright’s view was humorous

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Whether it is "Monty Python" or "The Far Side," I have always appreciated absurdist humor.

Accordingly, I got a hearty chuckle out of the first paragraph of "Undercutting America" by Jim Wright. You see, I remember Jim Wright's hideous performance as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.Not only do I remember that he was forced out of the House in disgrace (for real ethical violations, not false accusations as were leveled at Gingrich -- who has been cleared of the purported tax improprieties that got so much press attention), but I remember how he supported such foreign policy atrocities as the Boland Amendment that sought to hamstring President Ronald Reagan's efforts to stop the communists from taking over Central America.

So I had to laugh when I read Jim Wright reminisce about his days in the House "when any American president was considered a common national asset, our common duty to protect his international credibility."

One thing, though: Shouldn't Wright's article have been in the "humor" section? I found it in the "Viewpoint" section.

Richard Armknecht

Salt Lake City