Sunday, August 20, 2006

Flip-Flop! Republican Desperation Watch

A few weeks ago, Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) signed a "Diversity Statement" which promised that his office wouldn't discriminate against job applicants on the basis of gender or sexual orientation. Everything was ticky-boo until the document became public: at first, Santorum's office declined comment, then they tried to say Santorum's signature wasn't real, then last week they "rescinded" the signature.

What a weasel. Santorum's getting desperate: he knows his base has dwindled to the point where it won't get him re-elected, so he's trying to rescue his doomed campaign by appealing to a wider electorate, moderate republicans and democrats. Either he's a moron, or he thinks his base is so stupid that he could slip this by them. (Could be both, they're not mutually-exclusive.) But his religious wacko base is where he gets his financial support, and they must have let him know that his sudden appreciation of diversity would mean the end of the wingnut bankroll. So faster than you can say "He was for human rights before he was against them", he flip-flopped.

I love the smell of republican desperation... smells like santorum.

(From AmericaBlog)