Monday, March 26, 2012

On Santorum And Swearing

Oops, the family man said a naughty word

The Daily Beast's "Cheat Sheet" reports,
Following a Wisconsin speech in which the Rick Santorum called his opponent Mitt Romney the “worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama,” The New York Times's Jeff Zeleny tweeted, “I ask Santorum if Romney is ‘worst Republican’ to run. He says: ‘Quit distorting my words It’s bullshit.’ He says he was talking about health care.” Santorum defended his actions of Fox & Friends Monday, insisting, “If you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of the campaign, you’re not really a real Republican.”
Politico reports,
Zeleny defended his question to the presidential hopeful earlier on Monday to CBS’s Charlie Rose – who himself characterized Santorum’s comments as “a little bit profane” — saying he had simply been “asking for clarification.”
Zeleny sounds a bit too much like the kid who tattled to the teacher because someone said a bad word on the playground.  I would be happy to give him examples of being completely profane if he wants.

I hope this little exchange doesn't provoke Santorum to start limiting access to only Fox News.  I'd rather hear him engage challenging questions even if he swears at a reporter than see him fawned over by syncophants.  That would be bullshit.

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