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Hatch's felon friends
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2008, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

While Sen. Orrin Hatch's Washington cronies are bailing out Wall Street and the Big Three automakers, he has his own idea of who needs a bailout.

Once again Orrin Hatch has come to the defense of a convicted felon. In October, it was Alaska's Sen. Ted Stevens. This week it was convicted drug dealer John Forte ("Hatch: Convicted dealer a 'genius.'" Tribune, Dec. 3).

Orrin Hatch has absolutely no moral compass. To all the drug dealers doing business across the street from the local elementary school playground or in the high school parking lot, sleep well at night because Sen. Hatch believes you pose no risk to society if you don't actually use the methamphetamine or crack cocaine you're selling to our children.

How do Utahns continue to re-elect this man to the U.S. Senate?

Matt Magilke

North Salt Lake

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