Hatch on the dole

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Re "Herbert and Cooke to meet in three debates" (Tribune, Sept. 6):

If Gov. Gary Herbert can schedule three debates with his opponent, Peter Cooke, why can't Sen. Orrin Hatch do the same with challenger Scott Howell?

Hatch's billboard states "With experience comes strength." Refusing to debate seems chicken to me, not strength. Hatch's billboard would be more honest if it stated: With experience comes arrogance.

Hatch has been on the government dole too long.

Anthony Blake

Salt Lake City