The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Still getting uglier

And who's there to drag us further into the muck but the man who can't shut up about his Christian faith and charity, Rick "Spreading" Santorum? Watching Republicans pull out all the stops as they grow increasingly nervous about the election would be funny if they weren't actually running the government.

Santorum did not cite specific examples but referred to a report by the Center for Security Policy, a conservative think tank that has pushed for divestment from companies doing business in terror-sponsoring nations.

"Bob Casey has invested Pennsylvania pension funds in companies with ties to terrorist-sponsoring states and states that engage in genocide," Santorum said. "Bob Casey is aiding and abetting terrorism and genocide."

Casey has called on investment managers to assess whether any companies in their holdings have business in terrorist-sponsoring countries, Smar said. The issue is one facing treasurers across the country.

Casey isn't what you'd call an ideal candidate, but I don't think "pro-genocide" is on his list of character flaws.