Monday, April 17, 2006

Senator Humbug. Er, I Mean Hatch.

From the Tribune's D.C. Notebook: When asked about the HBO series "Big Love", Senator Bennett said, "When 'Frasier' went off the air, I stopped watching TV sitcoms." Senator Hatch said, "HBO's slogan is 'It's not TV, it's HBO,' but this time, it's not TV, it's just plain trash". Senator Hatch, can you even see us from way up there? "I want to assure the people of Utah that I have a great sense of humor. Except when it comes to flag burning. And the Internet. And teenagers."

8 Comments:

Blogger theorris said...

And ties.

4/17/2006 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think it's not trash?

4/17/2006 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Ethan said...

It's not about 'Big Love'. It's about how Senator Bennett handled the question with humor and grace and Senator Hatch just blew up. He didn't even make any sense.

4/17/2006 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, i missed the point the first time around.

4/17/2006 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger Reach Upward said...

Hey, he figures the only way he could lose in November is to die first. Why should he bother with mundane things like trying to sound coherent?

4/17/2006 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous HBO said...

any publicity is good publicity.

Bennett, "Don't know, can't fairly comment"

Hatch, "Big Love is satanic and anyone who watches will be smitten be the fist of an angry God who suffers no such mockery"

Thanks Sen Hatch

4/18/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger sarahbellum said...

thank ethan for posting this little goodie! thanks tommy for always making me laugh!

4/18/2006 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back when Hatch was running for prez, NRO's Jonah Goldberg called him the Mormon Frank Burns. It's stuck in my head ever since.

4/24/2006 12:41:00 PM  

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