Moral Contradictions

Friday, May 27, 2005

They're not corrupt politicians... they have morals!

Our favorite Senator, Rick Santorum, who's PAC received $2,000 (making the total $11,000) from AccuWeather 2 days after filing the anti-National Weather Service bill, has outdone himself. (head needs a wall... needs a wall... wall... BAM!!!!)

Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., one of the Senate's staunchest opponents of abortion, said he was "disheartened" by the House's approval but pleased by Bush's veto threat.

"Government should encourage lifesaving research, but should focus on science that both works and is ethical," he said.

Okay, ethics. You wanna talk ethics? Let's go. How about accepting $55,000 from companies that conduct stem cell research?

Yes, I am condemning him for taking money from Accuweather immediately after introducing legislation that will directly benefit them while not supporting legislation that would benefit the stem-cell business donors.

My criticism is two-fold: 1. I'm blaming the establishment for allowing huge amounts of money to flow into politics, and then 2: blaming Senator Santorum for having his cake and eating it too (or having it both ways, whatever cliche you like).

Accepting money for helping a company and then accepting money and coming out against those companies raises ethical flags beyond the lack of ethics regarding campaign money in general.


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