Idiot of the month
I realize it's only March 3, but I'm going to go ahead and predict that recent comments by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be the most idiotic of the month. Marty Griffin of KDKA Radio played a tape of Santorum the other day on which Slick Rick expressed his hope that President Obama's efforts to revive the economy fail. That's correct. Santorum wants the country to descend into a major, crushing depression - an economic meltdown that will cause horrific pain and suffering to millions of people across this country - just so his party can get another chance to lead and impose its version of economic leadership. I'm really not surprised by Santorum's comments. He's always been an ideologue and a hatemonger. This is the guy, you might recall, who tried to link homosexuality with incest and sex with animals. He's also the guy who went on a grandstanding junket to Florida a few years ago to express his view that he and his Republican colleagues in Congress were better equipped than Terri Schiavo's husband to make decisions about her medical care. The man was an idiot then. He's an idiot now. And I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that he'll be an idiot in the future. It's a pretty safe bet.