Santorum Getting Out of Frying Pan?

Todays papers are reporting here and here and here, that the embarrassment for Senator Santorum concerning his sending his kids to Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, which then charged Penn Hills even though Santorum was not a resident of their district, will be worked on through arbitration.

A negotiated settlement would eliminate the need for a public hearing on the high-profile dispute between the Penn Hills School District and the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School.

Both sides have agreed to work toward resolving the matter without a hearing, department spokeswoman Bethany Yenner said. A state-appointed hearing officer has set a May 9 deadline for the parties to present settlement terms, she said.

Two things. First, why should an issue vital to our picking an honest Senator be decided behind closed doors? And why isn’t Santorum involved in this anymore?

No matter. Santorum is still in trouble, at least as evidenced by two recent articles in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, that Right-Wing rag that normally would support Santorum or any Republican. No, they’re on the attack. On the 26th, the Tribune-Review’s Colin McNickle, famous for ambushing Teresa Heinz back in the 2004 Presidential election, was upset by Santorum because he thinks Santorum will let politics trump his principles. Well, duh! That’s Santorum’s M.O., after all, and he wouldn’t be a Republican if he actually had principles he stood by. But this isn’t just McNickle quibbling, he uses some pretty biting language (pun intended). On Santorum’s “principles” he writes:

…And to him homosexual marriage is an abomination that will open the door to legally sanctioned man-canine matrimony, right? Woof-woof.

So it’s not just the progressives making fun of Rick “man on dog” Santorum anymore.

McNickle isn’t isolated at the Tribune-Review. They’re actually posting letters to the editor criticising Santorum on his voting record and the school issue here, and a Republican letter-writer skewers Santorum in the Tribune-Review over betraying principles here.

Could it be that Rick Santorum is losing his base? I wouldn’t count on that yet, but the Tribune-Review criticising Rick Santorum is welcome news, even on a day when we see signs that his education fiasco with the Penn Hills School District my be settled behind closed doors.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 by SpinDentist |
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