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Rick Santorum Passive Aggressively Questions Iraq War

Thursday, August 25, 2005

(SNN Pennsylvania) Last week, Republican U.S. Senator Rick Santorum stated that he publicly expressed concerns about the Iraq war. Santorum’s office acknowledged yesterday that it can not locate public statements of the senator questioning the Iraq war.

Senator Santorum pretty much agrees with everything President Bush says

The statement from Santorum seemed surprising considering that Senator Santorum pretty much agrees with everything President Bush says, and in many cases he is the lead strategist for the president’s initiatives.

While many have condemned Santorum for blatantly making up facts to minimize the repercussions of the low popularity of the President on his image, Senator Santorum has a different theory as to why the statements can not be found. "The fact that it hasn't turned up in print doesn't mean I haven't said it,” Santorum said.

Senator Santorum has a theory as to why the statements can not be found.

The fact is that you don’t have to be taking press conferences all the time to question the war. There are many strategies that Santorum could have used to show his dissatisfaction with the war. He could have inferred his feelings by not returning the President’s phone calls, forgetting to show up for important votes, or pretending to cough while actually saying “bullshit” every time Bush talked.

It is also possible that Santorum did question the Iraq War, but just not for very long. Maybe he was thinking about it in the shower, and became too embarrassed about washing his naughty bits to remember it. Maybe he was going to publicly make statements questioning the war, but left his notes in the back of a taxi and had to fall back to his usual motif of gay bashing. Or perhaps he just dreamed that he made the comments.


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