Friday, 01 April 2011 10:35
Here at the Daily Santorum, we like to have as much fun as possible with the likely presidential candidacy of Senator Rick, thus we approached our National Day of Tomfoolery with excitement at the possibilities. Well, our friends at PoliticsPA beat us to the punch, and rather than attempt to come up with our own Onion-style Rick Santorum skewering we will link to theirs -- which deliciously blends Santorum's penchant for outlandish statements with the hapless Pirates:
An “abortion culture” that has “depopulated” the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system is responsible for the Steel City team’s nearly two-decades-long playoff drought, former United States Senator and potential 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Thursday.
“The Pirates’ farm system, in my opinion, is a flawed design, period. But having said that, the design would work a lot better if the team had more babies who grow up to be like Barry Bonds or Bobby Bonilla,” Santorum said, referring to the team’s vaunted “Killer B’s” nucleus of the late 1980s and early 1990s. “Unfortunately, the Pirates didn’t have enough minor leaguers to support losses sustained through free agency, lopsided trades, and retirement.”
In not fake Santorum news, he's in South Carolina today for the lucky 13th time. This afternoon he meets with Furman University College Republicans, in Greenville. Tomorrow morning he's in Conway to address the Horry County GOP Convention.
Also, the fine folks at PolitiFact rule Santorum's assertion that one in three pregnancies ends in abortion to be "False." After crunching the numbers, PolitiFact finds that it's less than one in four, and Santorum's assertion about the impact on population trends is misguided because many women have an abortion to prolong child rearing, not prevent it altogether.
UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: Santorum has officially committed to the first debate of the presidential primary season, hosted by Fox News in Greenville, S.C., on May 5. Still, that is apparently no deadline for his official announcement, which the news release says will come sometime in the next few months. So how does one participate in a presidential debate without being a declared candidate?
"I look forward to participating in the debate process that will allow me to share my views on the issues of the day as well as my vision for the future of our country. And I hope others considering a run will also commit to this important debate in South Carolina," Santorum said in a statement. "I believe this debate will give each of us an opportunity to demonstrate that we are more than just loud critics; we are leaders offering solutions and alternatives to President Obama's failed policies."