SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin G. Hatch, who became the longest-serving Republican senator in history as he represented Utah for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88.
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This one probably isn’t, but it’s a good obit:
Orrin G. Hatch, longest-serving Republican in Senate history, dies at 88
Republican filth and a Chump supporter. I wish there were a Hell for him to burn in for all eternity. It’s a better world without him.
I always wondered why a fella needed his collar to be so god damned tight. I don’t think he liked himself.
Hope the hell he believed in turns out to be real.
It doesn’t seem fair that he got to have such a long and prosperous life, when he was personally responsible for so much unnecessary suffering.
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. --Psalm 37:5
I was born and raised in Utah, a Mormon and far right politically. Orrin Hatch became senator when I was in my teens. Back in the day, I thought he was the best senator.
Later, left Utah, left the Mormon church and went to the middle politically. So, Orrin Hatch represents the old me.
One thing I remember. I think it was from his first campaign in 1976. They had a bumper sticker especially for hatchback cars. It said “I am a Hatch backer”.
Hatch is gone, but his legacy in enabling quackery lives on.
The $35 billion supplement industry is in mourning.
To me he’ll always be the past-retirement age senator taking off his imaginary glasses.
I didn’t follow Hatch’s career closely. He always worked the press and created catchy sound-bites.
A man of vision and unparalleled legislative accomplishment, Orrin Hatch served Utah and our country with honor for more than 40 years. Few men have made their mark on the Senate as he did. Our judiciary, our economy and our national character are more elevated and more secure thanks to his years of leadership. A great man, and like his good friend Ted Kennedy, a lion of the Senate. Ann and I send our deepest condolences to Elaine and the Hatch family. Rest in peace, my friend
I just came across this, and I thought it was worth posting.
Note: the people who responded with glee to the news of his death might want to consider that it’s possible to disagree with a person on some things, and yet agree on other things. They may, if they have any human decency, wish to reconsider their position on his death.
That’s admirable and I’m glad you brought it out. I mainly remembered the tight collar and the aide who left to become an early advocate of safe-sex porn.
Speaking of the dead guy… I haven’t read any obits because the headline is mostly all I need to know, but I’m curious- was the cause of death “autoshirtcollarasphyxiation”?