Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Pee-Yay 04.23.03

I had a whole post about Monica Lewinsky and Fox' new show Mr. Personality;

I was going to open a debate about the booty brigade and whether we should just open it to everyone;

But Jenna sent me this article and I thought it was interesting, a little detail about the fundamental political argument going on these days. So I put it up instead. This is an article about the Senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum. And his very conservative values. I wonder, where is the Democratic/ leftist/ liberal counter to this guy?

Here's an excerpt; here is a link to the whole article, from the Washington Post.

"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything," the Pennsylvania lawmaker said in a recent interview, fuming over a landmark gay rights case before the high court that pits a Texas sodomy law against equality and privacy rights.

"All of those things are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family," Santorum said. "And that's sort of where we are in today's world, unfortunately. It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn't exist, in my opinion, in the United States Constitution."

It's this kind of strong ideology plus ambition that has propelled Santorum, 44, through the ranks of the Senate Republican leadership at what his GOP colleagues describe as a meteoric pace. After fewer than 10 years in the Senate, Santorum is No. 3 in the GOP leadership, serving as the party's conference chairman.

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