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Aspiring Cardinal Rick Santorum was interviewed by the generally enabling Fox employee Chris Wallace yesterday and asked how charitable he is in comparison to more allegedly heretical types.

I want to ask you about the 2010 tax returns because in them, they show that President Obama gave 14 percent of his income to charity. Mitt Romney almost 14 percent. You gave 1.76 percent.

Why so little, sir?


Li’l Ricky has managed to parlay his $923,000 in income in 2010 into negligible charitable donations. In fact, since having his pasty tuckus tossed out of the Senate in 2007, Santorum’s income has sky rocketed to nearly a million a year on average, barely any of it going to charity. For a guy who wears his religion like a jacket on his whole body (except the littlest Ricky of them all, no jacket there) that is pathetic.

Why Ricky, why?

I was in the situation where we have seven children and one disabled child who we take care of and she’s very, very expensive. We love her and we cherish the opportunity to take care of her. But she’s — it’s an additional expense and we have round the clock care for it and our insurance company doesn’t cover it, so I pay for it.

As Karoli at Crooks and Liars notes that is an incredibly ironic answer coming from a guy who thinks Obama a terrible American for wanting insurance companies prevented from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. Yes, Rick your child’s medical care is expensive, thank goodness you have the insurance you received as a member of Congress.

That insurance stuff is only good for you of course and a few other elites…and you like it that way.

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