Where are the hostile questions?
We're just back from the Santorums. Talk about a
good time.....yeah, real good time.
Atrios had been whipping up his readers about Man on Dog Santorum
"It Takes a Family"
United States Senator (R-Pa.)
Monday, July 25, 2005; 1:00 PM
In his new book, "It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good," Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) argues that it is the family unit, rather than the federal government, that should make up the foundation of a fair society. He says that public policy should reflect this principle through conservative statestmanship as a means of addressing social and economic problems.
Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) was online Monday, July 25, at 1 p.m. ET to discuss his new book, "It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good."
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Senator Rick Santorum: Thanks to everybody for coming online. I appreciate the opportunity to answer questions. This book was written to come up a third way of dealing with public policy in America, critical of both the liberal left as well as the libertarian right. I am hopeful that this will spawn a great deal of debate and discussion on a variety of issues.
New York, N.Y.: Love the book........how do we get government on the side of promoting stable two parent families without offending those who are offended by moral judgments?
Senator Rick Santorum: That's a great question because what I try to do in the book is point out that lots of different types of families can work but what we know works best is a two-parent, traditional, what I call natural families. That's not to say that single moms or single dads or other types of family arrangements (aunts, uncles etc.) can't work. The story I tell in the book is one related to me by Dr. Wade Horn, where he likens it to taking an airplane trip, one plane gets you there 90% of the time, the other plane gets you there 80% of the time. Both are good planes, but who wouldn't be for the one that gets you there more often. That's what the traditional family is, proven over time to be the ideal and that's what we should strive for.
The Post had NO questions about his getting a free ride for homeschooling his kids, his wife's lawsuit, the Schiavo fundrasing or his gay aide? Much less his rabidly homophobic comments. Why the hell not? They had ONE question about his blaming Boston for priestly pedophilia
Instead, people were treating his idiotic book like Dr. Phil wrote it.
I wonder where the tons of hostile questions went, or did they just :"avoid" them.
posted by Steve @ 2:23:00 PM