This past weekend, Rick Santorum briefly elevated his college years to a focal point of his campaign. “I went through it at Penn State,” he said Sunday. “You talk to most kids who go to college who are conservatives, and you are singled out, you are ridiculed.” He added that he “went through a process where I was docked for my conservative views.” As it turned out, I had spent much of the past week talking to people from Santorum’s past, including several of his college friends and professors.
Rove Projection Watch
October 12, 2010
I wrote early in 2009 about Karl Rove's habit of projecting the worst qualities of himself and the administration he worked for onto its successor. Raw Story has another example. The other day, Rove oddly accused President Obama of having an "enemies list." There was no basis whatsoever for the charge, but it's not hard to figure out where Rove got this idea: Roe walked over to the table, "I'm Jason Roe." Rove: "Oh, the famous Jason Roe." Roe: "I don't know that I'm famous, but I'm Tom Feeney's former chief of staff, and I'm offended by your comments on Fox about Tom.
October 30, 2006
Most parents feel a twinge of anxiety at the thought of leaving their teenagers unsupervised for any length of time. It’s not that the kids are bad; it’s just that, set free from parental oversight, the urge to run wild can prove irresistible. The 1983 Tom Cruise hit Risky Business provided a worst- case template for how quickly things can spiral out of control: One minute, your super-responsible son is lip-synching Bob Seger tunes in his underpants.