Tuesday, June 20, 2006

"Some of my best friends are women!"

''I know I get a lot of flak for not being great … on women's issues,'' Santorum told the crowd.

Stating his own case, Santorum talked about his support for education-related issues and for aid to small businesses, including those led by women. He also noted that women comprise most of his senior staff.

my little pony

Unfortunately, dressing like a bag of Brach's jellybeans doesn't really defuse Santorum's "barefoot and pregnant" attitude toward women:

* Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
* Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
* Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
* Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
* Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
* Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
* Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)

So here's my recommendation to you, Rick: Shut the fuck up, you quisling toad. You're about as supportive of women's issues as the shot elastic on a worn out pair of "fat day" undies.

full story here.

[photo courtesy Firedoglake]
[statistics courtesy On The Issues]