The Way It Is | News | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly
DONATE

The Way It Is 

Pin It
Favorite

Ryen Schlegel, ticket vendor for ArtTix, would love to see Pete Ashdown win the senatorial race but doesn’t think he has a chance. Schlegel believes that Utahns will overlook current failures of the Republican Party (the increasing death tolls in Iraq, the Foley sex scandal) and vote for the perennial Orrin Hatch, simply because of his “Utah-ness.”



I think people here aren’t affected by [scandals]. In this state I don’t think it’s quite a matter of Republican vs. Democrat, but rather how Utahn a candidate is, and Orrin is just too Utahn. I think Orrin Hatch has been in office for so long and people are really comfortable with that. He’s like a sacred goat. The only thing that will make Orrin Hatch get out is Orrin Hatch. Unless his singing career takes off.

Pin It
Favorite

About The Author

Ryan Bradford

More by Ryan Bradford

  • Guilty Treasures

    Gather up a decade of the best/worst music in one convenient track list.
    • Nov 18, 2009
  • CD Review: Dark Was the Night

    The album's other acts include The Books [fronted by Jose Gonzalez], Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, My Brightest Diamond, Kronos Quartet, The Decemberists, Iron and Wine, Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Arcade Fire, Beirut, My Morning Jacket, Dave Sitek, Buck 65, The New Pornographers, Yo La Tengo, and others.
    • Feb 26, 2009
  • Music | Grade A: The Meat Puppets stay relevant.

    "I want to come off as pathetic, grasping yet gratified on every level. That’s the kind person I want to come across as.” nFor all intents and purposes, bassist Cris Kirkwood’s parting words over a telephone conversation should be taken with a heavy heart, seeing how his band The Meat Puppets are the reason shows like Behind the Music exist. Back in the ’80s, the semin...
    • Jan 21, 2009
  • More »

Latest in News

  • Ballots Gone Postal

    Whether mailed in, dropped off or cast by machine on Election Day, voting in Utah remains safe and easy.
    • Oct 28, 2020
  • Our Community part 3

    Local stories of adaptability and compassion to lift your cooped-up spirits.
    • Apr 22, 2020
  • Stream Queens

    Due to lack of physical venues, two drag performers assemble an all-star cast for digital show.
    • Apr 1, 2020
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Through the Looking Glass

    Local witches discuss an occult practice related to Latter-day Saint history.
    • Oct 30, 2019
  • Recycling Enforcers

    An inside look at who's trying to help Salt Lake City residents stay up-to-date on the recycling world's changes.
    • Nov 27, 2019

© 2021 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation