Friday, November 11, 2005

Rick Santorum is a Stupid Asshole


Sweet jebus on a pogo stick. I don't even know what to say about this:

Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., says that the No. 1 health care crisis in his state is medical lawsuit abuse and in the past he's called for a $250,000 cap on non-economic damage awards or awards for pain and suffering. "We need to do something now to fix the medical liability problem in this country," he declared at a rally in Washington D.C., this past spring.

But Santorum's wife sued a doctor for $500,000 in 1999. She claimed that a botched spinal manipulation by her chiropractor led to back surgery, pain and suffering, and sued for twice the amount of a cap Santorum has supported.

How do these people keep getting elected? Do the voters in Pennsylvania just not get it? Basically he's saying to them "Even though I'm a rich asshole, my latte-sipping, stay-at-home-and-home-school-the-brats wife has the right to sue for half a million fucking dollars because her yuppie chiropractor moved one of her vertebrae a little to far, probably because she wouldn't stop screeching at him for making her wait for five minutes instead of rushing her straight in ahead of everyone else. Meanwhile, the rest of you regular folks whose surgery may have gotten botched by some quack, making you unable work and earn money for your family, well, fuck you, you can only sue for half that. We've gotta protect the doctors, after all. Except from me. Just from everyone else."

Of course, this is the same guy who had a school district pick up the tab for his kids' schooling, even though he doesn't actually live in the school district. All this begs the question: Is there a bigger "welfare queen" than Rick Santorum?

3 comments:

Kelly said...

Hey! I'm a "latte-sipping, stay-at-home-and-home-school-the-brats" husband. I find your comment, and Rick Santorum, offensive. Actually, just Rick Santorum.

Fun blog!

emeryroolz said...

Actually, the SIPPING of lattes is the only thing I really mind. If one guzzles the latte, or even bathes in it, I have no quarrel with them. Thanks for visiting the site! Tell your friends! Unless you want to keep them...

Anonymous said...

He's a hyporcrit and a real bstard. How someone gets that far in life and still thinks like a 10 year old I'll never understand.

He got the boot like he deserved.