Noticed the most famous... Gentile U.S. Senator was left out... Utah's own
Thomas Kearns... mormon historians have gone out of their way to bury him...
although he did much for Utah.
Lee hasn't done anything at all - not one thing and he's on the list? The DNews
should be ashamed.
It was time for Cannon to be replaced; his pro-amnesty views were out of touch
with his constituents.It was time for Bennett to be replaced; his
vote in favor of TARP was at odds with his constituents' values. His lame duck
vote for amnesty showed he was out of touch on that issue too. Lessor known,
perhaps, but his role in allowing Freddie and Franny to run amok is also a
serious problem.Hatch needs to be replaced in 2012. He sponsored
amnesty. He's long since become part of the tax (or borrow) and spend
establishment. He is out of touch.I look forward to his renewed
efforts to represent his constituents for the next two years and then his
delegates retiring him in 2012.
@law in Utah,This is not a rating of the effectiveness of Utah
Senators. They are listed in order based on their time in office, with #1 Orrin
Hatch being the longest serving Utah Senator in history.
Why such a low rating for George Sutherland? Prior to his appointment to the
Supreme Court he was considered among the foremost of constitutional
authorities, and a leading contender to challenge for the 1912 and 1916
Republican presidential nomination. He was instrumental in rehabilitating
Utah's national image shortly after its admission to the Union.
This list, not a ranking, includes many very capable men who represented Utah
well in their times. These now are dangerous times, and we should make our
choices carefully, not from anger, and not from fear.
In commemoration of Mike Lee? Talk about pandering by this newspaper.
Good luck Mike maybe you can finally be a good one.
Wallace F. Bennett did not lose an election to Jake Garn as this article
indicates. He retired and did not run for re-election, as did Senator Garn
himself. At that time it was considered bad party form to challenge a powerful
and successful incumbent Senator of the same party. Times have changed!
It's amusing that Orrin Hatch won a 3 term incumbent with the campaign promise
to serve only two terms. He felt that politics was a service not a profession.