Phony? Here are the facts, FRiend:
He was a go-along, get-along Big Government Republican in the Bush era. He supported No Child Left Behind, the prescription drug benefit entitlement, steel tariffs, and earmarks and outraged us movement conservatives by endorsing RINO Arlen Specter over stalwart conservative Pat Toomey. ~Michelle Malkin, 2.30.2012
NCLB was passed shortly after Bush became President. Few Republicans wanted to oppose him at this time. That’s no excuse, and Rick has called his vote a “clunker”. Look, I’m from Pa, and Santorum was the best senator from Pa in my lifetime, though Schweiker was good as well. Toomey would not have won in ‘04, and Arlen DID deliver on Alito and Roberts. It’s not much, but better than nothing from him.