Monday, June 18, 2012

Rick "Sour Grapes" Santorum Say Nix to Romney Admin Job Idea

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 loss tie win in January.

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.


drob said...

Compare that to Newt. I heard Newt on Hannity last week. He sounded great. He praised Romney and has been working with his team.

Wasn't there more feelings between Newt and Mitt or at least just as many??

I'll bet Newt finds a position in Mitt's transition team.

leighrow said...

Santorum is only for Santorum and he seems to be a lot like Palin,in the fact that deep down both of these people do not want Romney to win. I believe these two seriously want a shot at running in 2016. You would think if Gingrih is supporting Romney then Palin would follow. Both Santorum and Palin are of the mind set that "it is all about me". If I were Romney,I would not trust either of these two clowns.

cimbri said...

I agree Leigh. Santorum and Palin don't seem to understand there may not be much left to build on if we lose in 2012. The Democrats will probably continue to consolidate their demographic strength, and the economy should be fully recovered by 2016, which means a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Machtyn said...

If Romney somehow loses this November, I will actively root against Santorum and Palin. I'll take any of the better up-and-coming GOP stars. But I don't think he's going to lose. I have heard that Rand Paul has presidential aspirations. That is fine as long as he waits until after Romney's second term.

As to Santorum's response, perhaps I see them differently. It was a much better response than, "Romney doesn't seem to like me and I don't like him very much."

By the way, it's much easier to have your family taken care of when you are the First Family than it is when you are some member in an administration. So I can see Rick's point. Still, they didn't call him the Rooster for nothing (and it wasn't just for some cowlick).

BOSMAN said...

Don't be so hard on Ricky. He's still holding out HOPE.

newark hawk said...

Let's not forget that Tricky Ricky is making $1 million per year as a Washington lobbyist.

Not in Newt's league, for sure, but still far more money than he would earn as a member of Romney's cabinet.

Tricky Ricky ain't gonna give those dollars up for any position short of Commander-In-Chief.

Anonymous said...

Once an idiot, always an idiot....