Rick Santorum: Sorry About Specter!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8:54 am

Nobody wants the first Saturday morning speaking spot — the faces of the people who drag themselves into the CPAC ballroom bear the evidence of Friday night’s happy hours and parties. But former senator Rick Santorum did his best with it, alternating an apology for the Bush years (“we failed”), for TARP, and for his 2004 endorsement in the Pennsylvania Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

“Against the advice of my wife,” said Santorum, “I endorsed Arlen Specter.”

A lusty boo went up from the floor. “My sentiments exactly!” said Santorum. “How many times have I said this in my 20-plus years of marriage? I should have listened to my wife.” He would overcome his mistake, he said, by working “day and night” to elect Pat Toomey to the Senate in 2010.

Santorum sounded more comfortable going after the Obama administration on national security, accusing it — as he does on Fox News on a pretty regular basis — of ignoring the “Islamist” threat. Just look at its latest QDR, its report on national security.

“In that 128-page report,” said Santorum, “not one mention of the word ‘Islam or Muslim.’ But eight pages to global warming as a threat to national security! Do you feel safer?”

In the Q&A, a fan asked Santorum why he wasn’t running against Specter himself. “Because Pat Toomey’s earned it,” said Santorum.

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Ogami Itto
Comment posted February 20, 2010 @ 9:38 am

“In that 128-page report,” said Santorum, “not one mention of the word ‘Islam or Muslim.’”

That's probably because our war is against al-Qaida and the Taliban, not Muslims or Islam. Even by the low ethical and intellectual standards of modern conservatism, Rick Santorum is a complete dolt.


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Largebill
Comment posted May 12, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

If he learned his lesson about supporting Specter out of concern of electability of Toomey then why is he supporting Fiorina over Devore? Nonsensical.


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