Sunday, February 26, 2012

“Snob” Santorum Wanted To Send All Pennsylvanians To College In 2006

Rick Santorum has yet another problem with people attending college, despite his receiving a law degree from the Dickinson School of Law. He recently criticized colleges as places where liberal professors indoctrinate students according to Obama’s image; he also apparently feels that college students become less religious–a charge that Talking Points Memo refuted (leaving aside whether it is a potential president’s role to monitor religiosity). TPM has, in addition, exposed Santorum’s flip-flop on the issue; in 2006, he wanted to send all Pennsylvanians to college. Since Santorum called Obama a “snob” for having this goal, was he a snob back then too? From Santorum’s 2006 campaign website:

“In addition to Rick’s support of ensuring that primary and secondary schools in Pennsylvania are equipped for success, he is equally committed to ensuring the (sic) every Pennsylvanian has access to higher education. Rick Santorum has supported legislative solutions that provide loans, grants, and tax incentives to make higher education more accessible and affordable.”

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