Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked, 'Oh, you aren't even ripe yet! I don't need any sour grapes.'
People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to them.
– From Aesop’s The Fox and The Grapes
Former Mitt Romney vanquished Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared on the CNN Sunday show “State of the Union” and to these suspicious, jaded ears, he continues to play the role of Aesop’s Fox, sounding as self–serving and sour as ever. This writer was never been impressed with Santorum – even before his 2012 presidential run thrust him into the national limelight after his surprising Iowa Caucus narrow
Santorum said Sunday he won’t be serving in a Mitt Romney’s administration if the Republican is elected president this fall.
CNN "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley asked Santorum if he could see himself serving in a Romney administration — and Santorum said no.
“It’s pretty much a flat 'no,'” he said. “And it’s not because I don’t want to help Gov. Romney and I don’t want to be part of him having a successful presidency, it’s just for me it’s a matter of my priorities and my time of being a husband and a father. I have to take care of them.”
Hmmm….this petulant statement raises a question. Why would his “priorities” prevent him from serving in his former foe’s administration, yet had lightening struck and Santorum somehow won the GOP nomination and the election, wouldn’t his family be forced to take a back seat.
An even more telling question – one which Santy know the answer to , ergo this disgruntled response – Would a President Romney even want Santorum serving in his administration.
It appears Ricky knows the answer full well.