The Senator from Pennyslvania

Judging from the comments, I may have wasted some time by actually writing a post about Richard Florida. Next time, I may simply write "Richard Florida," then sit back and wait for the invective.

In that vein, I thought about simply posting "Rick Santorum" today. (Jonathan Potts excerpts the magazine profile of the Senator that ran in last Sunday's New York Times.) But it seems that western Pennsylvanians take a little time to get worked up over his misbehavior. On the floor of the Senate last week, Santorum compared some of his Democratic colleagues to Nazis. The Post-Gazette waited until this morning to call him on it, and even then, the paper pulled its punches. This wasn't just bad manners. This was a violation of the norms of public decency.


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