Monday, February 27, 2012
McRick steps on Arshinkoff's lobbying income
YOU DON'T HAVE to look far in political warfare for contradictions, irony and incoherence. The latest row over McRick Santorum's hostile view of colleges as leftwing propaganda mills is the most vibrant case in point. As the speaker of choice at the Summit County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner, he won extraordinary approval among the locals, in a straw vote. He has since called President Obama an elitist and a snob for promoting a college education for everyone. Two problems: (1) Santorum was a college booster in his 2006 senatorial campaign for reelection (2) His host at the Lincoln Day dinner was Party Chairman Alex Arshinkoff, a lobbyist for the University of Akron who has never been known to be soft on lefties. Not even close.