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Now, Specter is returning the favor by fundraising for Santorum, but it isn’t helping the junior Senator that much. Last week’s fundraiser met its goal, but just three days before the event, they were more than $2,000 short and desperate for rear ends to fill the seats.
“Lots of arm-twisting to had to be done to meet their goal,” says a Capitol Hill lobbyist, whose company chose not to give to the event. “The problem is, Rick and his people keep bugging us, and we’ve already given. But they expect more. If Rick actually did something for us, it would be another matter, but he keeps screwing us on tax policy and other issues.”
Santorum recently annoyed the banking and financial communities with his refusal to fully support several pending tax-cut issues before the Senate Finance Committee. Only after his campaign fundraisers let him know he was irking some high profile backers did Santorum tack on his position and assert full support for the measures.
“Rick is in a tough spot,” says a Senate leadership aide, “and people have to give him a break. He’s got the national Democratic Party out for his head, watching his every move. But he’s got a very good staff, and a very good campaign. People have to give him some breathing room, and he’ll be just fine.”p> EXTREMIST VANGUARD br> Senate Democrats have moved from looking to the research of their staff on the Senate Judiciary Committee to outside sources in their fight to block the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito . /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?