Your newspaper, in July 2006, quoted Salt Lake County Republican chairman James Evans as saying, "Sometimes I take on the role of being a watchdog." Last week you ran another quote from Evans stating, "I smell a rat."

As ineffective as Evans appears to be, I really hope the Republican Party keeps him in his current position. In these troubled and turbulent times, he brings comic relief to the residents of our county.

Gary C. Swensen

Taylorsville