Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Rick's New Gig

It's good to see that Rick Santorum has found a new job that continues the work that he was doing his last few months in the U.S. Senate. It was hard to see him retiring to private life as a lawyer, or by becoming a Fox News commentator, as was rumored. The new post fits him to a "T".

I can't say that I have paid much attention in the past to his new employer, the Ethics & Public Policy Center, perhaps because the name is rather dry, unlike, say, the Heritage Foundation. At least the name is straighforward about the Center's mission, as is the name of Rick Santorum's program, America's Enemies, which "works to identify, study, and heighten awareness of the threats to America and the West". It sounds like the focus is on foreign threats rather than domestic. I don't see how you can separate the two, especially in this era of electronic communication and lax immigration policy.

In any event, it will interesting to see what will come of Rick's new gig. Will he be able to shape foreign policy? Will he be able to restart his political career? Time will tell.

In the meanwhile, the usual bunch of idiots have reacted in the usual idiotic way. Corey Saylor of the apologist group CAIR is unhappy because Rick keeps using the term "Islamic fascism". Not knowing anything about Corey Saylor, I looked him up online and learned that he looks a lot like Andy Aplikowski.

Back here in Pittsburgh, one of the world's biggest arseholes responds to the news with a typically asinine piece of writing that justifies my stance against paying real money for a copy of the Psychosis-Gazette. You can't even poke fun at that kind of self-parody.

1 comment:

jipzeecab said...

Methinks I detect a hint of envy in Sir Reg's rambling essay..but wait..isn't he really describing himself in this bit..swimming around in circles all day getting paid to write endless dribble.