Summarized by Kent Larsen
Hatch Offers Bush Vice Presidency (Back From The Brinkmanship)
Washington Post p B01 12Dec99 N2
By Mary McGrory
PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- In the recent debate among Republican presidential
candidates, front-runner George W. Bush proved far less nimble on his
feet than LDS Church member Orrin Hatch, whose campaign languishes far
behind Bush in both the polls and in fund raising. Hatch got the laugh
of the evening at Bush's expense.
During the debate, Hatch boldly suggested that Bush could be his vice
president, sparking "the laugh riot of the evening" according to Post
columnist Mary McGrory. Bush was thoroughly unprepared for the bold
suggestion, and couldn't come up with a rejoinder.