Go Ted. Yesterday, on the floor of the Senate, Ted Kennedy delivered a rare – and well-deserved – personal rebuke to fellow Senator Rick Santorum for Santorum’s outrageous comments regarding Boston and the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Among the many excellent things Kennedy said (the full text is here), is this:
I think the families of Massachusetts were hurt just as much by this terrible tragedy as the families of Pennsylvania. Abuse against children is not a liberal or conservative issue. It?s a horrific and unspeakable tragedy. Sadly, it happens in every state of this great nation ? red states and blue states, in the north and in the south, in big cities and small. The victims of child sexual abuse have suffered enough already, and Senator Santorum should stop making a bad and very tragic situation worse.
Exactly. Those are the words of a leader who will stand up for the people of his state when they are unjustly attacked.
And speaking of "leaders," where, exactly, has Mitt Romney been on this one? As alert commenter Tim points out in a previous thread, so far Romney himself has been silent, and his flacks have issued rubbish like "Senator Santorum is a fine person, and we’re all entitled to make a mistake once in a while." Uh, excuse me, but WRONG! We are NOT all "entitled" to smear the people of another state by basically calling them accessories to child rape!
So, "Governor," why don’t you tell us what you really think about what Santorum said? And I mean YOU, not your spokesfolks. Or would that risk alienating the wingnuts upon whom your presidential aspirations apparently depend? (And, really, who are you kidding about that?)