My sincere apologies to Senator Hatch. I mixed him, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, up with the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Henry Hyde (he of the "youthful indiscretion" while in his 40s).
"I'm sorry, I didn't think I was going to talk about 'man on dog' with a United States Senator. It's sort of freaking me out."
Associated Press interview with Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), 04-07-2003.
As concerns Martha Stewart, I think people dislike her for the same reason they dislike Mister Rodgers. Anyone that nice has gotta be hiding something, right?
Fred Rogers was an ordained minister, a teacher, and a saint to millions of people. Martha Stewart is a rich culture-porn marketeer with a widely documented history of abusive behavior towards her family, employees, and people in general.
This isn't apples and oranges here, but rather apples and lineoleum.
Which I posted as well, a couple messages up. But the context is that he was as a rally where there were a bunch of people shouting secede! secede! and he was being asked about it. so he had to speak to it. and, frankly, I don't see any issue with it....