Skip to comments.Sen. Orrin Hatch eyes legacy with archive, think tank plans
Posted on 05/02/2018 9:13:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali, documents from the Bill Clinton impeachment and 3,000 boxes of other papers and memorabilia from a 42-year career in Washington, D.C., will be part of a library and think tank being named for retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch on Wednesday. [ ]
Presidents normally open entire libraries to house their papers, and those normally cover a period of just four or eight years, Hatch said. With 42 years of service, I have quite a bit of history that Id like to share with my fellow Utahns and those who come here from out of state.
The Orrin G. Hatch Center is partnering with the University of Utah with the goal of leading a movement toward bipartisanship and civility in politics. [ ]
is a staunch conservative who worked with the late liberal lion Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Childrens Health Insurance Program and also authored landmark bipartisan legislation, increasing access to generic-drugs.
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If Orrin wants a legacy he can torpedo Mitts plan for the Senate by backing his opponent in the Republican primary.
IIRC, the Kennedy center had taxpayer funding. Wrong for Kennedy, McCain, Hatch or anybody. Let these career politicians build their shrines on their own dimes.
Hatch can proudly display his amnesty votes........
Hatch’s legacy could have been better if Bush 41 had appointed him to SCOTUS, instead of that dufus Souter.
Possibly, but his actions as a Senator would reflect what his decisions on the Supreme Court would have been. A friend of the Liar of the Senate is no friend to the Republic.
Er, Orrin, what legacy?
Instead of building some huge library / shrine a much better solution would be a big burn pit and about 10 gallons of kerosene. Orin wasn’t the worst of the bunch but who the hell wants to look at 42 years of his senate papers?
Don’t count your Hatch before he chickens.
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