October 21st, 2006

Orrin Hatch Billboards

If you commute on I-15 in Utah you’ve no doubt seen some of Orrin Hatch’s new billboards. They feature a picture of the Senator with a watered-down definition or two of four words that allegedly represent Hatch: clout, heart, gutsy, and bold.

As soon as I saw the first one, I rolled my eyes (quite dramatically to emphasize my loathing) and knew I had to photoshop my own. I mean, any Senator who says this:

I was asked this afternoon by a large body of media: Is [the Flag Protection Amendment to the Constitution] the most important thing the Senate could be doing at this time? I can tell you: You’re darned right it is.

is obviously out of touch with the more important issues at hand. No wonder 74% of Americans think Congress is “out of touch”.

Ladies and gents, I give you my proposed billboard for Senator Hatch:

Hatch billboard
Click image to view enlarged version

Anybody want to foot the bill to get this put up on along I-15? :) When election time comes, do America a favor and vote for Scott.

11 Responses to “Orrin Hatch Billboards”

  1. Jeff
    October 22, 2006 at 1:00 am #

    Excellent idea for a billboard. It might be cheaper to run as a bumper sticker. :)

    As for my vote against Hatch, I’m torn between Ashdown, whom I don’t really like, but who is the only candidate with a legitimate (sort of) shot at unseating our 6-term senator (who, incidentally, was elected on a platform of term limits for senators–so much for that campaign promise!), and Julian Hatch, the Green Party candidate that has a platform I mostly agree with.

    I sat with my absentee ballot in hand yesterday, and I still can’t decide where to cast my vote. I guess it will come to me. At least I don’t have to vote on a stinking voting machine.

  2. toby
    October 22, 2006 at 8:44 am #

    What kind of a body of legislation has this senator produced in his years in the senate? Will he leave a legacy we all can be proud of, or will he have been largely a waste? I think it’s a fair question.

  3. Connor
    October 22, 2006 at 8:47 am #

    Toby, in a partial answer to your question I’ll direct you to this article from The New American which discusses some of Hatch’s policies and votes (though the article was written six years ago, Hatch has only gotten worse).

  4. Anthony
    October 22, 2006 at 10:30 am #

    Excellent design. I’ll buy 20 bumper stickers if you can get them! My vote is for Scott Bradely whose platform is simply to follow the Constitution of the United States. Perhaps his chances are small but if he receives enough votes, then maybe the people of Utah will awaken out of their slumber to these correct principles.

  5. Dustin Davis
    October 23, 2006 at 1:38 pm #

    No one will be able to read the bumper sticker unless they are sitting behind you at a red light. Everyone else will think you are supporting him. Why don’t you just get some Bradley bumper stickers rather than resorting to mudslinging?

  6. Connor
    October 23, 2006 at 1:40 pm #

    It’s too late to send these to the printer and have enough time to spread them around in time for the election. Besides, as Dustin said, this design isn’t that easy to read as as bumper sticker.. it’s just a quick parody on his billboard that I did. And while it can be classified as mudslinging, I see it as a direct assessment of the legislation he has supported and the fruits of his time in office. :)

  7. Kelly Winterton
    October 23, 2006 at 8:06 pm #

    After I saw a couple of his billboards, I wanted to get a paintball gun and make his eyeballs into splats.

  8. Jason
    October 23, 2006 at 8:12 pm #

    Good job Connor, I wish this was real. Hatch needs to GO AWAY! I have another idea for a definition: Crony — definition: his face.

    He is not doing anything worthwhile out there in Washington, except enjoying the “prestige” that comes from his longer tenure in the position than many other senators around him, getting fat and lazy and not doing any good (and unfotunately doing too much harm, both by inaction as well as acting on dumb things). He is all for show, no worthwhile substance.

  9. Tier
    November 7, 2006 at 4:44 am #

    It’s easy to criticize. Let’s be honest here. Senator Hatch has done a LOT for this country. Why do you think he’s been Senator for so long? It’s hard to please everyone, but I think he’s done a pretty good job of doing his job.

  10. Tier
    November 7, 2006 at 4:57 am #

    P.S. I have to admit, I know Orrin personally, and he’s actually a really great guy. And to the comment somewhere above, the majority of AMERICA is fat and lazy, so if you really think that’s how he is, I guess it’ll work out for the majority of us to have someone that understands :).

    I just think a lot of these comments are pretty unfair, that’s all.

  11. spokrshave
    April 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    Orrin is King of the Dog & Pony Show horse hockey shovelling. Being from Utah, I have had a personal interest in watching what he does. He always has time to sponsor bills with nothing to do with major issues. If you know Orrin personally, kindly ask him to go to pasture and let someone without shriveled up balls get in his seat.

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