Santorum like you mean it

This week, The Christian Science Monitor interviewed Senator Rick Santorum as part of his new book tour. And the excerpt is just lame.

I mean, I’m glad to know the Rt. Hon. Sen. is “absolutely not” bothered that he is a polarizing figure, that he has “never really worried” about winning his next race, and that he has only ever “worried about doing the right thing.” It’s also nice to know that he is keeping his options open in re: a presidential bid, that the voters should prefer him to Bob Casey Jr. in the next senatorial go-round because “I am effective down here” [While always doing the right thing, of course -- ed.] and that he thinks the release of Judge Roberts’ writings should be limited to those things the White House sees fit to divulge.

But . . . that’s it? I have to assume the conversation with Santorum was more interesting than this brief excerpt. Why doesn’t the Monitor at least carry a fuller transcript on its website?

For longer interviews with both Santorum and his opponent-apparent Casey, take a look at the website of Ignatius Press (here and here).

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  • Dan Crawford

    Not quite sure the interviews of Ignatius Press – once the interviewer established that both candidates liked executions, the interview petered out and not too much attention was paid to other campaign issues (e.g. like health insurance, “outsourcing”, etc.) Given the thoughtful books that Ignatius publishes, the interviews were, to be charitable, disappointing.

  • Jeremy Lott

    The interviews were nothing to write home to mum about but they were better than the Christian Science Monitor’s effort.

  • nathan.

    These comments look like they were taken from a breakfast Santorum had last Wednesday, hosted by the Monitor, with a couple dozen other reporters in attendance. I was there. There were a range of topics covered but I don’t have my notes with me. If people are interested I can try and post some of them at a later time.

  • Jeremy Lott

    Nathan,
    That would be interesting. Please do tell.
    Jeremy