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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Santorum refuses to back down from remarks on Boston

Santorum's still at it. A few weeks ago he said:

"It is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm" of the clergy sexual abuse scandal."


Boston, understandably, is pretty annoyed with this. Santorum, being the bullheaded ass he is, continued his assertions:

''The basic liberal attitude in that area . . . has an impact on people's behavior," Santorum said in an interview yesterday at the Capitol.

''If you have a world view that I'm describing [about Boston] . . . that affirms alternative views of sexuality, that can lead to a lot of people taking it the wrong way," Santorum said.


and then:

''I was just saying that there's an attitude that is very open to sexual freedom that is more predominant" in Boston, Santorum said yesterday. Reminded that the sexual abuse occurred across the country, Santorum said that ''at the time [in 2002], there was an indication that there was more of a problem there" in Boston. (all quotes from here)


I don't believe this guy. That's one thing that really bothers me in this party. These people won't admit they are wrong. And it's scary to wonder if these people actually don't believe they are wrong. I think Santorum really believes what he says, just as I think Bush really believes that God chose him to be president. I don't know if this makes the situation better or worse. On one hand, at least they aren't lying - they truly believe they are right. On the other hand, how in the world can they believe they are right?!

Anyway, politicians from Massachusetts are peeved. US Representative Barney Frank said Santorum was a "jerk." And I like what Representative Martin T. Meehan said, ''There's not much you can say about someone who claims to have read the Bible cover to cover and came away from it thinking it encourages hatred for fellow human beings."

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