Good Job Senator Hatch

During my 2006 campaign, I criticized Senator Hatch for not having town-hall meetings. In the last year, I received two pathetic “telephone town-hall” calls from Representative Chaffetz and Senator Bennett. I think it takes a lot of courage for our elected public servants to come and “face the music” in front of their constituents who may angrily attack them personally. However, our democracy suffers when they don’t, instead remaining out of touch a couple thousand miles away. I continue to push for the use of the Internet to bring transparency and better communication to the process of government, but it is still refreshing to see someone doing it the old fashioned way, face to face.

Therefore, I congratulate Senator Hatch on holding a real town-hall meeting. Please keep it up Senator. I’ll be the first in line when you do one in Salt Lake County.

2 thoughts on “Good Job Senator Hatch

  1. I’m glad to see this, Pete. Congratulating a former opponent and political rival is what real grown-up’s do, other politicians should take a lesson from you.

    Keep up the good work, Pete!

  2. I like the style, but wonder if you might be a bit quick with your kudos. I agree, let’s see him do one in Utah before we get too congratulatory. Again, though, good sportsmanship.

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