The Audacity of a Dope


Rick Santorum, seemingly miffed at all the favorable attention his concession speech received, has reverted to his familiar "arrogant schmuck" stance.

A New York Times column by David Brooks spurred his latest bout of self-reflection. It hailed Santorum's work on poverty, and one line in particular struck him: "If Mr. Santorum were pro-choice, he'd be a media star and a campus hero."

"I would be Barack Obama," Santorum said. "Instead, I am part of the haters club."

Santorum doesn't seem to remember when the backlash against him began. Hint: It wasn't about abortion.