Sen. Orrin Hatch was once a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, the bill that would create a pathway to citizienship for those immigrants who were brought here as children by their parents and now wish to attend college or serve in the military but lack proper documentation.
But now, fearing a challenge from his right, Hatch is pulling his support for the bill.
Hatch is no Thomas Hart Benton or Sam Houston, willing to risk his seat in the Senate to do the right thing. His is a profile in cowardice and you can expect a lot of those from the GOP members of Congress up for re-election in 2012.
Shame. Bitter and indelible shame.