Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Senator Orrin Hatch

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Senator Orrin Hatch spends 27% of his time in Utah. According to various people interviewed for the story, that's about average. While this story will no doubt be trotted out by Senator Hatch the next time someone criticizes his absence, it doesn't address the problems Utah has with its most senior Senator. If he does spend as much time in Utah as Senator Bennett, why do Utahn's feel abandoned by Senator Hatch while Senator Bennett enjoys "go to guy" status. Why, if Senator Hatch is so committed, has he become his own charicature, the opulently appointed smiling one trading a political favor to Carley Simon in exchange for her performing his song. Senator Hatch, we give you 30 years, and you give us THIS?

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