On the campaign trail, Santorum often touts his grandfather’s flight from Italy “to escape fascism,” but he has neglected to publicly mention their close ties with the Italian Communist Party. “Rick’s grandfather Pietro was a liberal man and he understood right away what was happening in Italy,” Mrs. Santorum told Oggi. “He was anti-fascist to the extreme, and the political climate in 1925 was stifling so he left for America. After a few years he returned to Italy with his wife and children, including Aldo, Rick’s father, who passed away late last year. It’s a shame he won’t have the joy to see his son’s success in his bid for the White House.” She goes on to explain how the family then became pillars of the Communist Party in Italy.Santorum likes to cite this grandfather's hard work in the mines to give him a better life, and I stated the irony of his grandson wanting to weaken labor and safety laws for those same mine workers. Little did I suspect ol' Grandpa would be have so many reasons to be royally pissed.
Friday, January 13, 2012
I look forward to the next reunion
The Santorum clan sounds like a lot of fun...and we'd never hear the end about them if they had a Democratic export: