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August 21, 2006

Some Santorum History

An astute reader (who obviously saves EVERYTHING) sent me a Santorum clipping. It's from Philadelphia Magazine, (December, 1995). Take a look.

The part I'm interested in is way down the bottom of that paragraph. I'll type it out so the search engines can see it:
At a meeting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania that year (1979), Santorum led a fellow officer into the student union and began to ask him leading questions about what he thought of other members of the group. He had his hands stuffed into his pockets. When the fellow asked Santorum to take his hands out of his pants, he saw he was holding a small tape recorder, which was turned on. "I have a bad memory, and it's hard to remember everything we talk about," was Satorum's excuse. Today, Santorum says he doesn't remember the incident.
So as a senior in college and as head of the Pennsylvania College Republicans, Rick Santorum was tape recording his private conversations - conversations ostensibly to dig up dirt about (maybe, presumably, possibly) his political opponents? Don't tell me he was digging up dirt about his friends. Was that even legal back then?

Also of interest is Rick's lack of respect for rules while he was a lad and head of the College Republicans.
  • [Santorum] abandonded his support of a female friend from Penn State to allow another group of kids to nominate another candidate from the floor (in violation of College Republican rules)
  • [Santorum] also let a crony who wasn't even enrolled full time in classes to run for president (a second violation of the rules)
Wow a republican president who has no respect for rules or decorum - no wonder there was once much buzz about Lil Ricky running for the White House!

I'm still tracking down other aspects of this story - but if anyone has any further information, please feel free to e-mail it in.

Rick Santorum - a life time of political dirty tricks

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1 comment:

Ol' Froth said...

In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to make a voice recording without all parties consenting to the recording. Was illegal in 1979, and it's still illegal today.

The law is PACC 5703(1) which states "a person is guilty of a felony of the third degree if he intentionally intercepts, endeavors to intercept, or procures any other person to intercept or endeavor to intercept any wire, electronic, or ORAL communication."

Punishable by a $15,000 fine and a prison term of up to seven years.