Friday, April 22, 2005

Has Rick Santorum jumped the shark?

Wow. What a week to be Rick Santorum. No, really, what a week! I think that this was the week that Rick Santorum jumped the shark, so to speak.

OK, where to begin… Lets see:

First, there was a Quinnipac Poll released, showing Bob Casey kicking Santorum’s ass, 49-35. A real whoopin’. As Kos details, part of Santorum’s slippage may from the fact that people do not like his Schiavo BS.

Speaking of Schiavo, 8 days ago, Will Bunch, in a post that shows how powerful an investigative journalist can be with a blog, details how when Santorum was “grieving” with Schiavo family, and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, he was shuttled around on a Wal-Mart Jet. Not surprising, since Wal-mart is dumping money into the GOP’s lap, to fight such awful things as higher minimum wages, any estate tax, and the like. (Check out the post for more on their cozy relationship.)

Then, Moneyline, and Will Bunch again, detail more about the Schiavo fundraising junket. Turns out, he was plied with money from Outback Steakhouse, who undoubtedly helped Santorum craft his BS minimum wage bill that has a special middle finger for, yeah, restaurant workers. Another interesting read.

Then, Tim Tagaris, at the Pennacchio campaign, discusses an article out of Pittsburgh, detailing how, yet again, Santorum is shafting the people of his "hometown" of Penn Hills out of thousands of dollars. As Tim says, Santorum cannot be trusted with our money if he constantly is shafting his “hometown.”

Then, the guy who supposedly doesn’t read polls, wants the GOP wingnuts to rethink their insane destruction of the fillibuster, because some poll told him it was really unpopular with voters. (Wait, you mean trying to destroy a longstanding Senate protection of minority rights by saying liberals are anti-Christian does not rub some people the wrong way? Crazy!)

And finally, today... As Markos detailed, Rick Santorum wants to keep the National Weather Service from giving giving free weather reports on the net. That is a little odd, until you realize that Accu-Weather, based in State College, is also dumping cash in his lap.

What a week! Keep it up Senator! In just one short year, you can kick out the renters, and shack your 7 kids in the 3 bedroom house in your ‘hometown,’ outside of Pittsburgh.

1 Comments:

At 11:56 PM, Anonymous CRGoodwin said...

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