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January 30, 2006

Santorum as seen from the other side of the State

From yesterday morning's Philadelphia Inquirer. Some highlights:
Editorial | Santorum and the Lobbyists
'K Street? K Street? Never heard of it'

Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) is trying to do an extreme makeover, in broad daylight.

He's trying to paper over his central role in a now-infamous program to boost Republicans' clout among Washington lobbyists.
Cool so far.
But no voter should fall for the senator's attempt to obscure his ties to the so-called "K Street Project," named after the street that is home to many lobbying firms.

Santorum was an enthusiastic, high-profile supporter of the project, which sought to install movement conservatives in top lobbying jobs. It also sought to ensure that lobbyists and trade associations supported only Republican issues and candidates.
I'll retype that one out to makes sure everyone sees it.

Santorum was an enthusiastic, high-profile supporter of the [K Street] project...

Here's the kicker:
Now, in the midst of a tough reelection race, Santorum is trying to distance himself from all things K Street. His leadership office said last week it would stop handing out lists of lobbying job vacancies at the weekly meetings.

If Santorum now wants to be in the vanguard of lobbying reform, fine. But his conversion is far more dramatic than he's willing to admit.Lil Ricky's trying to get everyone to forget his connections with the current corruption in DC.
Don't worry, Rick. We won't let anyone forget your connections to the K Street Project.

IMPEACH

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