For all the whining I'm hearing about "socialism" from Utah's conservatives aimed at any Democratic candidate, I hope I hear them equally deride the Republican administration for its attempts to facilitate a "socialized" bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for $500 billion. Our grandkids will surely thank us for placing the burden of trillions of dollars of war and bailouts onto their shoulders, all in the name of "security" and "smaller government."

Gavin Wilde