posted on July 03, 2012 16:37
Venerated Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, who is seventy-eight years old, just faced his first primary in three decades – a Tea Party opponent ran against him who said Washington could do with one less politician who’d spent years voting for more debt and more spending.
Senator Hatch weathered the storm but, then, after the primary made a peculiar announcement: He announced he is now ready to tackle the tough problems in Washington – like the debt and Social Security and Medicaid. “This is my last term,” he said. “I’m ready to bite the bullet.”
So: After thirty-six years in Congress Senator Hatch is going to work.
And that’s how Washington politics works.