Hatch has little left to offerJune 19, 2012
By: Todd McDonald
To the editor:
After listening to Friday’s debate between Sen. Hatch and Dan Liljenquist, I am compelled to express my thoughts. As a state delegate, I’ve listened to the senator numerous times and now conclude his campaign is about three issues: finance chairman, Hill AFB and experience. Our country’s problems are deeper than these.
1) Sen. Hatch assumes Republicans will take Senate control and he will, therefore, receive the position he so much covets — finance chairman. I see that as a 50/50 chance at best. Does he deserve the chair with a government that has strangled us in debt while he has been on the committee?
2) Hill AFB will take care of itself, not because of any one man, but because of the dedicated, loyal Americans who work there to make it the top Air Force Base in the country, including others from Utah’s delegation.
3) What Sen. Hatch calls experience, the general population calls the “seniority system”; I call it the “senility system,” and see it as what leads to Washington corruption.