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Hand it to Sen. Hatch. Unlike, Mr. Spock, he does seem to have the knack of the colorful metaphors.

Now ...

Ghosts of Nutcakes Past — Pat Bagley | The Salt Lake Tribune

"WASHINGTON — Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) came out swinging against Democrats Friday, telling a room of conservative lawyers that Republicans were ready to give the other party 'a taste of their own medicine.'

" 'Frankly, I intend to win with our candidate for the presidency in 2016, and we will give them a taste of their own medicine,' said Hatch. 'And we're going to win. We're going to win. These next two years are extremely important. Maybe the most important two years in our history.' ...

" ... 'I get a big kick out of them using the word 'progressive,'' he said. 'My gosh, they're just straight old dumbass liberals anyway.' ..."

... and then

Rocky seeks Hatch apology on 'nutcake' — Deseret News, 8/25/2005

"Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson wants an apology from Utah's senior senator after Orrin Hatch said Monday that anti-President Bush protesters, led by Anderson, were 'nutcakes.' ..."

Some of us would like to see the text of Hatch's speech. Mostly because we're still trying to figure out if "dumbass" is one word or two."