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the look and feel of a Catholic politician

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 03, 2006

Peggy Noonan makes a strong case for the re-election of Pennsylvania's Senator Rick Santorum. In the process she relates that she was told Santorum, on the way to a campaign debate, led his family in a Rosary for his opponent, Bob Casey. As Noonan observes, the report sounded "too corny to be true."

But I asked Mr. Santorum about it. Sure, he said, surprised at my surprise. "We pray for the Caseys every night. We know it's as hard for them as it is for us."

This isn't an endorsement: just an observation. You may or may not agree with him on partisan political issues, but Rick Santorum sure does sound like a for-real Catholic.

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  • Posted by: principle not pragmatism - Nov. 06, 2006 7:40 PM ET USA

    It wasn't too long ago that the Sen. gave $5,000 to Christine Todd Whitman as she ran for Gov.of N.J. , and I believe ran a fund raiser for her.

  • Posted by: Convert1994 - Nov. 06, 2006 2:49 PM ET USA

    November 7 is Election Day so please remember the motto of the Chicago Board of Elections: VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN!

  • Posted by: Gene Church - Nov. 03, 2006 11:21 PM ET USA

    I wish Rick Santorum sounded like a for-real presidential candidate too.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 03, 2006 8:45 PM ET USA

    Support for the Spectre isn't Rick's only shortcoming. He's a hysteric loon, advocating attacks on N. Korea, Iran, Somalia, Venezuala, etc: See NRO Oct. 26, 'The Gathering Storm.' He insinuates they are a present unified threat; uses the word fascist indiscrimately; makes many false histrorical analogies; is shockingly ignorant (e.g. Bolivia neighbors Venezuala 1k mi. away?) & vastly overestimates our "enemies'" power & intent. He'd use a hydraulic jack where we need to nudge. He's a hack.

  • Posted by: Brian Kopp - Nov. 03, 2006 7:38 PM ET USA

    We went to see Rick Santorum locally last night. My oldest son asked me if it was OK if he went up to meet him after his talk. I told him to go ahead. When he came back, Mike said, "Dad, I shook his hand, and I said to him, "I really like everything you are doing. You are doing a great job. But please, don't ever support Specter again." I asked my son what he said. He simply said, 'Okay, I won't."

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