Saturday, November 12, 2005

Sauce for the Senator's wife

You have to admire the "I got mine, to blazes with you" attitude of some of our public servants.

Take Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

Santorum has twice led the fight for legislation that would limit a plaintiff's damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit to a maximum of $250,000. This despite the fact that, six years ago, Santorum's wife sued her chiropractor for $500,000... and won. (The judge reduced the actual award to $330,000.)

When confronted with this fact by a reporter from ABC News, Santorum's weaselly reply was this:
"Of course I'm going to support my wife in her endeavors. That doesn't necessarily mean that I agree with everything that she does."
Of course, Santorum overcame his disagreement with his wife sufficiently to testify on her behalf.

The moral of this story? You should only be able to sue your doctor for more than a quarter of a million bucks if you're married to a U.S. Senator.

I think that's an example of how the rich get richer, while you and I don't.

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