Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Grasping at straws


So Rick Santorum accuses Bob Casey of missing a few days from work while running for office. This is coming from a guy that has been in Virginia-er-Washington for 16 years and has run for office 5 times. He is also a member of the present Congress that has been in session the fewest days since 1948. Which is alright by me. The less time this bunch spends in the capitol means we are that much safer from them. What have you been doing with all that extra time Rick?

Now he is trying to pin the pay raise on Casey. Let me get this straight. It's Casey's fault that the Republican Legislature passed a pay raise bill in the middle of the night (with plenty of help from the Democrats) that the Governor signed into law with some crazy unvouchered expense clause that the courts found to be OK? I know you are trying to find an issue guys but it's hard. Bobby is pretty much squeaky clean. He pays his bills, he goes to work and provides for his family. The same thing Ricky does. Only he doesn't bill the Penn Hills school district for educating his kids in Virginia, get mixed up in some quasi-charity that pays people on his campaign staff or advocate starting another war, this time with Iran.

Thanks to 2 Political Junkies for pointing out the court decision. Rick thinks this issue has legs. Penn Patriot keeps repeating the phrase unconstitutional pay raise. I read the PA Constitution tonight and the state treasurer is only mentioned twice in the document. Both times about process but not about responsibilities. I'm sure that Sen. Santorum has read both documents, maybe he should read them again.

6 comments:

Doctor Rick said...

A job with no responsibilities?

pope george ringo said...

Santorum can attack Casey as much as he wants, but unlike the Senator's previous opponents, Bob Casey is a fighter. Every Santorum charge is almost immediately addressed--the sign of a winning candidate--unlike a Kerry who allowed himself to be slapped around. His Holiness believes that this race can still go either way, but obviously given the political climate and the fact that the GOP seems to be losing its grip on the suburbs, Casey has the edge.

Anonymous said...

Casey NEVER voted to raise his salary 3 times. At the same time that Santorum wanted more money from taxpayers, he didn't want those taxpayers making minimum wage to receive a raise, too.

He's a Christian hypocrite who talks the talk, but doesn't even come close to walking the walk.

LVDem said...

Santorum also misses the fact that the US Senate has been in session this term less than any other senate since truman was in office. So St. Torum has been doing more than not showing up: he's a leader of the party that thinks it's okay not to do our work.

Doctor Rick said...

There bees Democrats in the senate also my friend!!

LVDem said...

But the Dems don't set the agenda or the calendar. If they did, they'd be in the majority.