From Huffington Post:
WASHINGTON — Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was heckled for his support of the Wall Street bailout during his Friday appearance at a conservative gathering, another sign the Republican could face trouble earning his party’s nomination for re-election in 2012.
During an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Hatch was asked why conservatives should believe him when he discusses federal spending, given his vote in favor of the bailout. That vote has become a litmus test for conservatives and anathema for Republicans running for re-election.
“All I can say is, there aren’t many people who will say I’m sorry. I’m one who will,” said Hatch, who earlier this week met with tea party activists at a town hall-style meeting.
Hatch is looking for support from his party’s conservative base for a re-election bid next year. The 76-year-old will not have it from his fellow Utah senator; Sen. Mike Lee said Friday he won’t endorse Hatch.
No, you didn’t make a mistake, Senator Hatch. You did the right thing. That TARP had to happen according to most financial experts. Why would this audience be so rude? Sen. Hatch has served for many years. I am not even sure why he wants to stay in office. I would tell the rude pigs good bye. You don’t heckle speakers and that includes ones I don’t like or agree with politically.
America can start its self improvement campaign by acquiring manners. The angry crowd got scolded by the moderator. Perhaps throwing them out of the event would hit home.