Hatch Loading His Shotgun For Urquhart
According to his recent post, Rep. John Dougall was recently upgraded from Senator Hatch's Christmas card list to his personal call list. Apparently in an effort to head Rep. Urquhart off at the pass, Senator Hatch called Rep. Dougall and personally asked for his help. If Senator Hatch had read Dougall's post on a possible Urquhart win, he would have known that Rep. Dougall thinks very highly of Rep. Urquhart and said some very positive things about a possible run for Senate. Reading closely, however, Rep. Dougall carefully reigns in his compliments at the end with: "IF Utahns are ready for a change, Urquhart would be a great choice" (emphasis added) Then again, the two of them did appear together on KCPW's Midday Metro to lavish praise on each other's blogs. Perhaps people will line up more decisively once Rep. Urquhart actually announces his intent to run (or not run).