Saturday, April 08, 2006

[Another] Republican Bastard

We all remember Rick Santorum defrauding a Pennsylvania school system by actually living in Virginia. But a Pennsylvania Democrat, Ret. Adm. Joe Sestak, had a better reason for living part time in PA... his daughter was in treatment in Washington D.C. for a life-threatening brain tumor. And it's not as though they were living serenly in NoVa suburbia, like Mr. Santorum. The Sestaks were living with their daughter in a pediatric oncology ward.

Sestak is now challenging incumbent Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA), who criticized Sestak for how he had his daughter's illness treated.

From The Hill,

Weldon attacked Sestak’s decision to continue owning a home in Virginia while only renting in Pennsylvania and questioned why Sestak did not move back to Pennsylvania when he was working at the Pentagon. Weldon commutes from Pennsylvania each day.

Weldon also suggested Sestak should have sent his daughter to a hospital in Philadelphia or Delaware, rather than the Washington hospital. Sestak said that as soon as doctors give his daughter the all-clear, he’ll buy in Pennsylvania.

Though it is reprehensible, this is typical Republican behavior. Not only is Weldon shamelessly attacking Sestak's family, but since Sestak is a retired Navy admiral, Weldon plans to swift-boat him by digging up some other admirals to disparage his record.

Of course there is one way you can tell Weldon he's wrong to personally assault a man and his family. And that is to donate to Joe Sestak.

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