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For years, Hatch harbored the illusion that he might be placed on the Supreme Court. Alas, those days have passed. When I asked a key White House staff member of Bush ‘43 if Hatch would, at age 67, still be considered for the high court should there be a vacancy on the grounds that he is one Republican the Democrats wouldn’t filibuster, the gentleman in question couldn’t contain himself with laughter. He suggested facetiously that Kennedy would be considered first.
AND ALTHOUGH REAGAN ran for President at age 70, Hatch will be 74 by the time 2008 comes around. Hatch’s time here has passed as well. So what is all this penchant for compromise about? Two things. Hatch wants to be loved by his enemies more than almost any Senator I have ever encountered in 38 years here. And second: His legacy. Hatch wants to be remembered as a great legislator.
On the first point, Hatch’s enemies don’t love him for his compromises. They have utter contempt for him. And unfortunately for him, he has made other enemies on the right in the process. And as for legacy, senators with principles on both sides are remembered in the country, they’re just not admired. What real compromiser has a monument in this city?
Senator Hatch says that, despite the terrible things I write about him, he still loves me and prays for me. Well, Senator, I love you too. That is why I tell the truth about you. As long as you are alive, there is always time to change your ways.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online