Thursday, July 14, 2005

Is Rick Santorum the Left's New "Bogeyman"

Yesterday, I posted a story about Senator Hillary Clinton's "seething" over fellow Senator Rick Santorum's new book, "It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good", the title of which somewhat parodies the title of Hillary's socialist tome, "It Takes a Village."

Today, both Will Bloomfield at Thoughts from the Right and Rick Lugari at Unam Sanctum have written about Senator Teddy "The Swimmer" Kennedy's personal attack on Rick Santorum from the floor of the Senate. Apparently, Teddy had to go back 3 years to find something with which to try to sink Santorum: a column Santorum wrote in 2002 linking Boston's liberalism with the sex abuse scandal in its Catholic diocese.

Teddy has demanded that Santorum "retract his remarks and apologize to the people of Boston and Massachusetts -- and the Nation." If this column is 3 years old, why is the shallow end of the Kennedy gene pool just now getting around to raising a stink about it? Could it be that there is a concerted effort on the part of the left to paint Rick Santorum as the latest conservative bogeyman?

Let's just hope that Fat Teddy doesn't drown in his own bile.

Update
Amy Welborn also addresses the belated dressing down that Santorum is receiving from the Massachusetts leftists.

4 Comments:

At 7/14/2005 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither your disdain for Sen. Kennedy nor the fact that Sen. Santorum's original remarks are several years old change the fact that those remarks are ludicrous.

 
At 7/14/2005 11:58 AM, Blogger TFtR said...

I like the use of the bold italics.

 
At 7/14/2005 12:37 PM, Blogger Pro Ecclesia said...

Why, Will, whatever do you mean? Are you suggesting that there is some subliminal message about the good Senator from Massachusetts in my post?

You would be right if I had included something in there about how what's driving this criticism of Santorum is an effort to see Republicans lose control of the Senate by de-railing the reelection of a member of the GOP leadership team -- an effort that includes recruiting a pro-life Democrat opponent to try to bridge the gap between Democrats and traditional-values Catholics who once voted solidly Democrat but who now vote for Republicans because of the abortion issue. Of course the risk the Democrats are running is that they will be seen as abandoning their core constituencies in the pro-abortion movement, leaving them to sink or swim for themselves.

 
At 7/14/2005 2:45 PM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

LOL, Jay. :)

 

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