The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Santorum changes mind again

Are the polls changing? Or did Cheney take the boy wonder to the woodshed? It's anyone's guess, but Senator Santorum yesterday strongly endorsed the Bush administration's view of the war in Iraq--and of the patriotism and responsibility of those who dare to question it. The media, of course, is at fault for any problems with the war--"I don't know of any other war in American history where every casualty -- every casualty -- was the headline," Santorum said. The war is crucial if we are to save "modern culture, Western democracy and the global economy." Is he referring to the $2 trillion the war is going to cost?

Other Santorum news: Conflict of interest?
"Sen. Rick Santorum, who has been tapped by fellow Senate Republican leaders to draft legislation tightening restrictions on lobbyists, has received more money from lobbyists than any other congressional candidate so far in the 2006 election cycle."

In the one good thing I could find about Santorum, he is going to deliver a $200,000 check to the Montour Trail Council to help in rebuilding the beautiful and well-used Montour Trail after the destruction of Ivan in 2004.

4 Comments:

  • At 4:42 PM, Blogger Haze Ablaze said…

    "I don't know of any other war in American history where every casualty -- every casualty -- was the headline."

    What? They won't even allow coffin photos.

    I have moved over to Blogspot now - a more public forum where I actually use my full and real name in the hopes of injecting some reality into discussions of post-Katrina New Orleans.

    [By the by, how do I create a blogroll?]

     
  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger mantooth said…

    I can't remember exactly how to do it; you go into the "Template" section of the dashboard and can adjust it from there. (The help section of blogger is pretty useful with this; I found it easy.)

    You must be happy not to live in PA. Y'all up in NY get two pretty good Dem senators (although what's with Hillary pushing for a flag-burning amendment?).

     
  • At 12:19 PM, Blogger Haze Ablaze said…

    I had a nightmare about Hillary the other night (and I'm still pissed about the way she swooped in and plucked Nita Lowey's wings). No longer up in NY - or up with NY at the moment (essay forthcoming). How's life in PA, other than Santorum-wise?

     
  • At 2:53 PM, Blogger mantooth said…

    good, good.

     

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