The Republicans in the Utah House of Representatives who wept, wailed and gnashed their teeth about the Democrats' "minority report" on HJR1 last week have chosen some strange bedfellows. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union didn't allow minority reports either and generally used for target practice those who tried to make them. Sad, considering that both the United States and the Utah Supreme Court routinely attach them to their decisions.

Maybe the Democrats could sell limited edition reprints of the infamous monitory report as a fund-raiser. They'll become valuable collectors' items, because we'll never see another one now that the GOP has caught onto the Demos' devious tricks. And here I thought we had gerrymandered those pesky Democrats out of existence.

Come to think of it, I doubt that most ayatollahs are big on minority reports either.

Gil Iker

Salt Lake City