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Hatch to Replace U.S. Attorney General Gonzales?

Hatch to Replace U.S. Attorney General Gonzales?

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Tom Callan, KSL Newsradio Now that Alberto Gonzalez is out, what about Sen. Orrin Hatch for U.S. Attorney General?

Just think of the political chain reaction should Hatch join the Bush cabinet as attorney general. "Somebody has to be appointed to take[Hatch's] U.S. Senate spot. The question is whether that would be Governor Huntsman or somebody else," said Ron Rebner, retiring University of Utah political science chairman.

Rebner has this question for Hatch. "He's got a lot of pluses going for him in terms of why he might get picked for the job. My big question is why he would want it," he said.

He wonders why Hatch would trade five more years in the Senate for the 16 months left of the Bush Administration.

The senator said he is not interested in the job.

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