Friday, May 26, 2006

Santorum Cowering Behind Wife and Kids to Avoid "An Inconvienent Fact"

Senator Santorum's "hometown" newspaper, the Pittsbugh Post-Gazette, has weighed in on the faux incident at the Senator's faux home (emphases in purple are mine, other in original):
[T]wo local Democrats, Ed and Erin Vecchio, tried to revive the residency issue on primary election day, which was covered by a subsequent KDKA-TV report. A radio ad for Sen. Santorum flagrantly distorts that report, suggesting that "operatives" for the Casey campaign had trespassed on the Santorum property. (It also sneeringly calls Mr. Casey "Bobby" -- as if the Democrat wore short pants.)

First, the couple criticizing Sen. Santorum have denied a connection to the Casey campaign, an assertion confirmed by Mr. Casey. (Perhaps Sen. Santorum thinks that just being a critical Democrat makes people "operatives.")

Second, no one has admitted to trespassing on the Santorum property or peering through windows. The KDKA report merely quoted Mr. Vecchio as saying the house was vacant, with no curtains or furniture. But you wouldn't have to be a trespasser to find that out; you could ask neighbors -- or the local mail carrier. After all, the senator's absence is not in serious dispute because he doesn't live here anymore.

Mr. Casey described Sen. Santorum's claims as "weird" and "bizarre." Actually, they are beyond weird and raise serious questions about the senator's ethics that go beyond the residency question. In a letter to Mr. Casey, he speaks of his "outrage" regarding the actions of the Casey campaign "which have put our six young children at a serious safety risk."

Though that suggestion is far-fetched to the point of absurdity, it would be a potential source of fear only if the senator actually lived in Penn Hills, but -- let us repeat one last time -- the Santorum family is at no risk because he doesn't live here anymore and the family is in Virginia most of the time. So what we have is the senator making untrue and outrageous comments while seeking to hide behind his wife and kids in order to get around an inconvenient fact.

We have a feeling that those who do live here may have something to say about this cowardly tactic at the November polls.

Hiding behind the wife and kids -- nice family values, Senator.

Lying your ass off, falsely accusing your neighbor -- nice christian values, there, Senator.

OMG, do you think, that maybe, Senator Santorum is a fraud and a hypocrite? Ya think?

2 comments:

Gort said...

What a shoot yourself in the foot tactic. Every story about it mentions the fact that he doesn't live there.

Blue Wren said...

Santorum is in serious need of psychotherapy. He worries about things. Things like man on dog. And about people maybe looking in the windows of his house, except no one lives there. Naturally he's concerned about his six (!) children -- I am too, the poor things. Daddy's not only off his rocker, he's corrupt. He's certainly not a very good role model.