This attack dog knows his T-RICKS -
Come! Speak! Attack!

TRICKY RICK has been busy writing his letters-to-the-editor!
And each time the subject of Operation Good Neighbor comes up.

Last week, at the end of his letter to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -

and this week, at the beginning of his letter to the Philadelphia Daily News -

In this latest letter, T-Ricky engages in personal attacks on a journalist. Notice how the well trained attack dog is able, in the opening sentence, to first attack the journalist and then claim to be the victim of attacks. Now that's an x-treme t-ricky move. High marks for that one!

And what is he attacking the journalist for?


The truth is:

Tricky Rick founded HIS charity. ("Look, the bottom line is I have a charity.")
HIS charity is run by lobbyists.
HIS charity is staffed by T-Ricky's campaign aides.
HIS charity spends more on overhead and salaries for lobbyists and campaign aides than it does on actual charity.
HIS letter (to the Daily News) begins with "THE FACT..." but all the smearing of an independent, honest, journalist can't change the REAL FACTS.
HIS letter attacks one journalist, while the FACT is that the criticism in the press has been widespread. (Hell, even the Better Busisness Bureau couldn't recommend giving to a charity with a record like HIS.) Check out other press at -
HE accuses the journalist of using "disingenuous innuendo and half-truths" and offers no examples.
(LOL, even telling half-truths would be a 50% improvement over Tricky Rick!)
HIS excuse is that he doesn't "have anything to do with its day-to-day" operation.
HE's right, but no one ever said HE did. The hiring of lobbyists and campaign aides does not take place on a day-to-day basis.
HE is more than happy to take advantage of the day-to-day good publicity HE receives from HIS picture being taken at every "GIANT CHECK" event and posted at HIS charity's website.

HE then goes on to say that HIS charity "is an organization whose sole purpose is helping our neighbors in greatest need."


Although some of the money does make it through the gauntlet of lobbyists, landlords, and campaign aides, HIS charity's main purpose was and is to make TRICKY RICK look good and to give more income to HIS lobbyist friends and HIS campaign aides.

TRICKY RICK got caught.before with HIS hands in the cookie jar and now


Oh, Tricky Ricky, when will YOU learn?

Spinning a bad situation, Tricky Rick writes that HE is "proud to have my name affiliated with Operation Good Neighbor."

Proud? We'll be PROUD when we again have TWO SENATORS from PENNSYLVANIA!


Send in the CLONES!
Are there TWO T-Rickys??

Have we been wrong all along? Is it not the magical power of abracadabramoff that enables Tricky Rick to reside in Pennsylvania while living in Virginia? We never considered the possbilitity that Tricky Ricky Santorum might have been CLONED!

"I do not have a personal charity."
TRICKY Santorum (3/6/06)

"Look, the bottom line is, I have a charity."
RICKY Santorum (3/8/06)
(A most excellent VIDEO report from Pittsburgh station -WTAE)

So mayber there's two of him! That would would excplain why he's able to take both sides on so many issues.! If this was a musical comedy, this is the point in the show where someone might say....

"Let's SING!"
(to the theme song from "The Patty Duke Show" a really bad 1960's show about identical cousins.)

Meet TRICKY, who's been most everywhere,
From Virginia to Station Square.
But RICKY's only seen the sights
A boy can see on Penn Hill nights --What a crazy pair!

But they're clonies,
Identical clonies all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

While RICKY doesn't have a doggy pet,
he get's his nut from poker bets,
Our TRICKY loves to get the dole,
G. Stephy makes him lose control --What a wild duet!

Still, they're clonies,
Identical clonies and you'll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
They seldom ever talk alike --You can lose your mind,
When TRICKY is TWO of a kind!

For an incredibly annoying instrumental version of an already annoying song -

But at least you can SING ALONG!
(Dancing optional.)


Notice, in the video, how uncomfortable T-Ricky is when answering questions about the charity - to the point of contradicting his own letter!
Notice how, in his LTTE on 3/6/06, he went out of the way to defend himself on the CHARITY issue, not the mortgage issue. The mortgage issue, while further solidifying T-Ricky's position as a the premier CAPTAIN OF THE CULTURE OF CORRUPTION, is too complicated.
(Remember K.I.S.S.)

The CHARITY issue is the one HE IS AFRAID OF!

Every voter understands that you-


Tricky Rick has not only been caught in the cookie jar (Penn Hills and others), but now has been caught with his hand in the charity collection plate.!

Some great pieces have been written on this issue over the last few days.

by Will at Attytood -

by Maria at 2 Politcal Junkies -


Channeling John Belushi, OR
Tricky Ricky Sings the BLUES!

Tricky Rick Santorum's letter-to-the-editor in the Monday, 3/6/06, edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -

"In addition, the article referred to my "personal charity." I do not have a personal charity. The reference was an allusion to Operation Good Neighbor, a charitable organization that I founded in 2000. Since then, I have had no control over its direction. My involvement is limited to being honorary chairman of the board -- a board that includes former Philadelphia mayor W. Wilson Goode, a prominent Democrat -- and lending my name to fund-raising events. That's it." - Tricky Rick Santorum (3/6/06)
Tricky Rick is founder, honorary chairman, raises funds, and gets jobs for his campaign aides. Meanwhile most of the bling he collects is going for salaries and overhead. What's the problem?

Nice t-ry, T-Ricky! But you'll have to to t-ry harder to channel a t-rue master of excuses: Jake Blues!

"No I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts. IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!" - Jake Blues(1980)


A Trick to Tough...
for Tricky Rick?

Are his powers waning? Does the magic word - abracadabramoff - no longer cast a spell over the voters?
Is T-Ricky finally realizing that his "Champion of Ethics" Illusion will never work? Did he really believe that he could hide under a magical cloak of "ethics reform" and we would not remember?

Santorum no longer in forefront of efforts to revamp lobbying
Wednesday, March 01, 2006By Maeve Reston,
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
WASHINGTON -- Though Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., charged Sen. Rick Santorum with the task of spearheading Republican efforts to tighten rules on lawmakers' contact with lobbyists, Pennsylvania's junior senator is taking more of a backstage role as that legislation begins moving through the chamber this week.


We will not forget!