Gee, why wouldn’t Santorum want to rub shoulders with the ultra-popular, patriotic, values-rich President? One of those pesky “prior commitments” that always seem to come up when you’re running for re-election. (PA Standard-Journal):

President Bush will appear at a Veterans Day event in Pennsylvania on Friday with the state’s moderate Republican senior senator and a Democratic congressman but without the state’s conservative junior senator, who is fighting a tough bid for re-election.

A prior commitment is keeping Sen. Rick Santorum, the Senate’s No. 3 Republican, from joining Bush, said Robert Traynham, Santorum’s press secretary.

You know, speaking of Pennsylvania, I wonder how Little Ricky feels about the wingnut Dover school board members that backed “intelligent design” who were booted out on Tuesday.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding