Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rick Santorum's Mortal Sin in the Terri Schiavo Case - Esquire

Charles P. Pierce.--SS

Rick Santorum's Mortal Sin in the Terri Schiavo Case - Esquire:

Now, though, Santorum claims that all he wanted was for judges to look at the case "fairly."

"What I cared about with Terri Schiavo was that a judge looked at the case fairly and they did. And they made their decision," Santorum said.

The senator is, unsurprisingly, as full of shit on this as the Christmas goose. Back in 2006, he not only didn't care about what judges thought, he actively sought to use his office as senator to pressure them to abandon their fair reading of the case:

"For this judge in this district to ignore that is tantamount, I believe, to an offense that should be discussed in the Congress," Senator Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity in an interview Tuesday. "What we asked for in the Congress was a new finding of fact," Santorum said. "And this judge in this district ignored it, snubbed his nose at Congress, I think against the law. I think he should be held accountable for it."

Go read it all.

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