Senator Hatch and the Silver Bullet
In this post, I joined others in laughing at Dave Hansen's sabre rattling on behalf of Senator Orrin Hatch. This week, however, I'm beginning to see things in a different light. We may be catching a glimpse of Senator Hatch's achilles heel. This week, the press has extensively covered the collapse of Utah's efforts at avoiding nuclear waste and the egg that has appeared on Senator Hatch's face. But it wasn't until I saw State Rep. Steve Urquhart blog this subject that I began to wonder if Hatch isn't as bulletproof as we assumed. Hansens warned Congressman Matheson against running against Hatch and we all laughed. But the nuclear issue is Matheson's silver bullet. LaVarr Webb said Hansen is the Republican's top operative, so should we give him credit for seeing this coming around the bend and launching a pre- emptive strike? Or will this fallout give rise to a (serious?) primary challenger?