Shame on the Deseret Morning News for publishing as your "official opinion" a disparaging personal attack on Ralph Nader (Feb. 26). Had you disagreed with his politics, I would have had more tolerance, but the mean-spirited, passionate insults you chose lacked substance and took advantage of your role as a distributor of news and information.

Ralph Nader has a stunning track record of bringing about seemingly impossible change; he is willing to openly state his position on tough issues and willing to fight for the American people's best interests over those of corporations, the major national political party committees and big campaign contributors.

I encourage all Americans to do their duty by investigating what each presidential candidate (there are more than two) has to say, and not just what the media have to say.

Catherine Scott