Many Utahns voted for Rep. Jim Matheson because he is "not like the national Democrats." But the current energy crisis provides ample proof of the folly of that position. Matheson would like to vote for more exploration and development of oil and gas resources. But he can't because Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will not allow a vote on this issue. And how did Nancy Pelosi get to be speaker? Jim Matheson voted to elect her.

Matheson may be a "different" Democrat, but he votes to keep the national Democrats in charge.

We might want to remember that in November.

Gordon S. Jones