The Outsider

February 22nd, 2012at 07:25am Posted by Eli

First it was former House Speaker and K Street lobbyist historian Newt Gingrich calling himself a Washington outsider, now it’s Rick Santorum:

Rick Santorum told a crowd of Arizona Republicans today that he was “an outsider when he was inside” Washington, arguing he fought corruption and wasteful spending during his 16 years in Congress.

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Santorum said that despite his time serving both in the House and Senate, he was never part of the Washington establishment.

“When we came to Congress, we came and we shook things up to its very core,” Santorum said about himself and former Rep. Frank Riggs, who now serves as the campaign’s Arizona state chairman.

From Santorum’s own campaign website, right before his list of legislative accomplishments:

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 at the age of 32, and from 1995 to 2007, served in the US Senate.  In 2000, he was elected by his peers to the position of Senate Republican Conference Chairman.

The number three leadership position in the Senate Republican caucus doesn’t sound very “outsider” to me, but what do I know.

 

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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