All eyes are fixed on the train wreck that is the Republican presidential-nomination contest. Unfortunately, some of the zaniness that has appeared in the debates is indicative of the still greater folly occurring at the state level.
Nowhere is this on more flagrant display than in Utah, where conservative activists want to oust Orrin Hatch from the U.S. Senate for being — get this — too liberal. As a former general counsel to Senator Hatch in the mid-1990s, the idea of him losing because of unfaithfulness to the conservative cause makes me think that I have awoken in Jerry Seinfeld’s Bizarro World. Up is down, left is right, and George Constanza’s confidence charms beautiful women and wins him a dream job with the Yankees. Only in that world is Hatch a liberal.
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