Ron Paul possibly has raised more money than any other GOP candidate. His supporters are among the most enthusiastic. And yet, he still cannot win a primary. Newt Gingrich’s campaign is floundering like a fish out of water, and by the way, for a fifty dollar fee you can get a picture taken with the man. It remains to be seen as to what side Mitt Romney really is on.
And then there was Rick Santorum! And Sarah Palin!
By now you have heard of Santorum’s “bullshit” comment and how New York Times journalist Jeff Zeleny asked Santorum if Romney “was the worst Republican in the country to run against Obama.” By now you’ve heard of little Ricky’s tirade and how Zeleny was “distorting” Ricky’s words. “That’s bullshit!” And you can quote him on that.
However, in Racine, Wisconsin Santorum had this to say: “Why would we put someone up who is uniquely – pick any other Republican in the country. He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama. Why would Wisconsin want to vote for someone like that?”
Sounds pretty close to me.
There’s a couple of reasons why Santorum would characterize Zeleny’s question as “bullshit”. 1. Bad press is better than no press. 2. Fearing a loss to the GOP frontrunner, after his inflammatory comments, maybe Santorum felt he had to get on Romney’s good side. You know, the best chance for the V.P. nomination.
Enter Sarah Palin with the obligatory ‘don’t cha know’ persona.
The former half-term governor of Alaska took to Fox News (where else) to voice her opinion. Which brings me to another point: Do you know why Sarah Palin never goes to any other network other than Fixed News? She would have to answer some real questions.
“It was good and it was strong and it was about time because he’s saying enough is enough of the liberal media twisting conservative’s words (Zeleny’s words were not ‘twisting’. If Ms. Palin could read Santorum’s words verbatim – oh, that’s right, she doesn’t know what that word means),” Palin said on Fox News late Monday night. “I was like welcome to my world Rick. And good on ya, (‘don’t cha know’ moment) don’t retreat (this is as overplayed as Git-R-Done).”
Meanwhile, Santorum said that a conservative that doesn’t take on a journalist from the New York Times isn’t “worth your salt” – as far as he’s concerned.
No, Ricky, a conservative that wants to tackle the real issues – by this I mean the Party of No for the sake of saying “No” when it comes to party lines – and sticking to real conservatism (unlike George W. Bush) makes you a conservative.
Taking on a liberal journalist from the New York Times doesn’t make you a conservative, it makes you – well, I don’t know what it makes you, but not conservative.
“I was glad that he called out this reporter,” Palin said. “He and the other candidates, all of them, they need to do more of this because believe me the American people are tired of what the leftist media continues to do to conservatives.”
Wrong again, Sarah. The American people don’t know what their tired of. You want to label something as bullshit? How about a foreign policy that props up despots all in the name of “freedom”? How about turning a once secular nation into a civil war zone? How about excluding evidence that the United States gave Iraq it’s biological weapons and nuclear technology? How about the sacrifice of American’s right all in the name of a bogus ‘war on terrorism’?
Santorum couldn’t aim for the toilet bowl unless the Republican establishment was holding it for him.