Thursday, July 28, 2005

Lots of Love for Santorum on Hardball

Yesterday, Senator Rick Santorum visited Chris Matthews to play Hardball on MSNBC. Matthews greeted Santorum by asking him if he was the "anti-Hillary." Santorum's new book It Takes a Family seems to be, in its title anyway, a response to Hillary Clinton's best seller, It Takes a Village. Matthews began his second question like this:
Well, the great thing about you, Senator, is that you are clear. You are a conservative.
Later in the broadcast, Santorum gave an obviously disingenuous answer (the type any politician would give), about how unconcerned he his that he is getting his brains beaten out in the polls for his reelection.
Oh, I don‘t—I don‘t think it really much matters. I mean, what matters—the numbers that matter to me is, you know, how we are organizing the state, the work I am doing as a United States senator. And that is what I am focused on right now.

And so Matthews hit him with this zinger: "I know you have a strong personality and you are the genuine article. You are what you say you are." Yes, clearly Santorum is a public servant who cares nothing for politics, but only lives to serve the people.

Citizen Cain will be watching to see whether the next liberal politician gets the same kind of treatment from Matthews when he or she comes to play Hardball.

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