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  •  "Doesn't Orrin Hatch have grandchildren?" (2+ / 0-)
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    a gilas girl, BachFan

    One time I was doing workshops in the northeast about trying to pass America's Red Rock Wilderness Act---which would proect as wilderness over 9 million acres of federal land in Utah.

    I was at a meeting in Maine, and a woman who had recently retired as chair of the state Republican Party---a friend of Olympia Snowe, no less---attended. After showing a slideshow of the spectacular landscape that would be protected we opened it up for discussion.

    Someone asked: "Why doesn't this legislation get passed?"

    I said, "Well, for one, Utah members of Congress oppose it."'

    And, up popped this response from the former state Republican chair:

    Doesn't Orrin Hatch have grandchildren?

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 06:17:31 PM PST

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