The Square Circuit

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

Sunday, September 03, 2006

bob casey's dad

Santorum, on Casey's support for Plan B, on MEET THE PRESS:

"I think his father would be very upset if, if he were alive today and, and heard him be supportive of something like this."

Wow. Remember how self-righteous the Republicans got about John Edwards mentioning Mary Cheney's lesbianism in the vice-presidential debate? Lynne called it "a cheap and tawdry political trick. . . . The only thing I can conclude is he's not a good man. I'm speaking as a mom." But I guess it's okay to say YOUR DEAD FATHER WOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOU.

On the bright side, the POST-GAZETTE is now really laying into Santorum, "Pennsylvania's own nonresident peddler of nontruths."

The TRIBUNE-REVIEW, on the other hand, offers up my absolute favorite reason to vote for Santorum: because he runs ads.

"The next time some local liberals yak about Sen. Rick Santorum being bad for the economy, commend for their attention this little factoid: The Penn Hills Republican's campaign for re-election has pumped nearly $680,000 into the coffers of local television station/cable system coffers since July 1."


  • At 7:25 AM, Blogger Rob said…

    That comment about Bob Casey's dad came during a debate over Plan B. Santorum was repeating the nonsense that Plan B prevents implantation of a fertilized egg. It doesn't. The only ways Plan B works is to a) stop ovulation and b) thicken cervical mucous to slow down sperm. If an egg has been fertilized, it will still implant under Plan B.

    Santorum is once again showing his scientific ignorance.

  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger mantooth said…

    thanks for clarifying--as my wife points out, many on the "pro-life" side are intentionally obfuscating the distinction between Plan B, the morning-after pill, and abortion. However, muddying the waters has been Santorum's modus operandi during this entire campaign.


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