Skip to comments.Hatch gets defensive over questions about Dutcher (Calls a reporter a GOP whore)
Posted on 11/03/2006 9:14:54 AM PST by MplsSteve
Mike Hatchs aggressive reputation showed through Thursday for one of the few times in this years heated gubernatorial race.
Hatch lashed out at Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Republicans for attacking his running mate, Judi Dutcher, over a recent incident in which the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party lieutenant governor candidate appeared to know nothing about E-85 ethanol.
This governor is afraid to debate me on issues, said Hatch, the current attorney general who recent polls show is narrowly leading Pawlenty in the governors race. He wants to beat up on a woman.
Hatchs anger overflowed during a Thursday morning telephone interview.
A Forum Communications reporter asked Hatch about Dutchers knowledge of ethanol and why she wasnt available to discuss the issue. Hatch abruptly ended the interview with: Youre nothing more than a Republican whore. Goodbye. He then hung up.
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Angry, testy, pushy, hostile...yes, that's him.
He's done well at suppressing it thru the campaign - but now it looks like it has caught up to him.
I don't care whether the reporter was a man or woman - you don't call someone a "whore".
Comments or opinions - anyone?
I wonder what kind of thank-you gift Gov. Pawlenty is sending him? [grin]
The more dims that get in front of a camera before election day, the more seats they'll lose.
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We could use some of those GOP Whore reporters here in Iowa. Send 'em on down.
Tony Snow needs to get this "whore" in the WH press room.
Which would make it 1 GOP Whore against 100 DNC Whores!
Like Rush says, it doesn't take long for them to be reduced to name calling if they are confronted with the facts.
you would think she'd at least know her running mate's stance on E85. geez, big booty Judi, get on the same page. Love it or hate it,it's only a 1.5 BILLION dollar industry in MN and if she ever fueled her own car, she'd see it on nearly every pump.
The papers are pretty quiet about the polls. I wonder what they actually are at this point.
He wants to beat up on a woman.
Now, now. How's that going to go over with the women's lib crowd? Sounds like he's trying to protect the little woman.
It looks like KARE 11 and KSTP 5 are covering the story. You know, if it was a Republican candidate who didn't know what E85 was, or called someone a "Democrat whore," it would make the front page of the Strib in a huge-letter headline. Hmm...
"Pimp Hatch calls reporter whore!" bump.
Yeah, Hatch is a dope. I will say that he's a champ compared to previous DFL candidates though; John Marty anyone?
The Red Star would be all over this story if it involved a GOP candidate.
This paper has done its utmost to clear a smooth path for all their DFL favorites. It's disgusting. They stopped being a newspaper.
They're now an operating subsidiary of the state DFL party.
Okay, you scared me. I thought Orin Hatch had morphed into a trash talker!
Looks like the dims have October-surprised themselves, LOL! It's fun watching them implode without any help from Republicans.
I heard Kennedy may be closing the gap. Tuesday might be a long night!
Can you imagine the headline had a Republican called a reporter a "Democratic Whore"? And yet, this is the first time I have heard of this.