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    Palin’s support for Orrin Hatch is not new

    Palin’s support for Orrin Hatch is not new

    The big news last night was that Sarah Palin endorsed Orrin Hatch (video via HotAir):

    Many people are acting surprised.  But Palin’s support is not new, as this video from August 2011 indicates, although calling it a formal “endorsement’ may be new:

    I set forth my position on April 23:

    I’m not jumping on the anti-Orrin Hatch bandwagon, and not making his primary race part of Operation Counterweight.


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    BannedbytheGuardian | May 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Exactly Prof . This is not new & Hatch is on record as thanking Palin for averting the Chaffetz challenge. Chaffetz is a romney ally & a would-be Senate plant.

    Hatch’s Seniority , Mormonism & Utah strength are a better foil for a Pres Romney in his wishy washy ways.

    The rest of it is up to the primary voters in Utah & then the general Utah voters.

    I can see the logic then & now.

      hrh40 in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | May 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

      “Chaffetz is a romney ally”

      And so is Liljenquist.

      A LONGTIME romney ally.

      Liberal supreme court nominations from Romney?

      See Liljenquist lead the cheers!

      Remember how Hatch stood up for Clarence Thomas?

      Remember how Hatch voted against both of Obama’s nominees?

      If Supreme Court nominees are one’s big bugaboo, you don’t want either Romney or Liljenquist anywhere NEAR the process.

    Casey | May 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    As someone said in the earlier (linked) thread:

    In 1976 in his first run for public office, he was elected to the United States Senate, defeating Democrat Frank Moss, a three-term incumbent. Among other issues, Hatch criticized Moss’s 18-year tenure in the Senate, saying “What do you call a Senator who’s served in office for 18 years? You call him home.” Hatch argued that many Senators, including Moss, had lost touch with their constituents.

    I suppose staying there six terms makes Hatch twice as good as Moss? {/sarc}

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