Thursday, February 23, 2006

Santorum in Hot Water

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Ricky's not doing so well lately. He keeps falling further behind Robert P. Casey Jr. in the polls, and he has no one but himself to blame.

Santorum has tried lately to distance himself from the K street lobbying scandal, but that's just rediculous on the face of it.

Now he's got the good folks over at CREW, the Committee for Responsible Ethics in Washington, on his back over the mortgage on his home. On Wed the leading watchdog group filed a formal complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee - charging that the loan from a private bank was an illegal gift because Santorum did not meet its stated guidelines.
The complaint by the Committee for Responsible Ethics in Washington, or CREW, alleges that the mortgage from Philadelphia Trust Co. is a gift in violation of Senate Rule 35, which says that senators can receive loans or other banking services only on terms "generally available to the public."

Melanie Sloan, CREW's executive director, said in a statement that "Santorum's decision to accept a loan not available to other people in his financial position demonstrates his contempt for the rules. This is particularly ironic given that Sen. Santorum has long attempted to position himself as the poster child for public morality."
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The details of Ricky's special loan deal first came to light earlier this week via Will Bunch's blog and his article in American Prospect. I especially like the blog entry:

How Santorum paid for his Va. house...and his Starbucks coffee

The folks at CREW have a proven track record as the public's guard dog for ethics in DC, and I'm glad to see them sinking their teeth into Ricky's behind. They're really good at it. You might want to consider tossing them a bone (or two) if you can afford it. I'd say Ricky's been begging for a little dog on man action to satisfy that canine fetish of his for a long time now.

lol

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